• Nate Bargatze will be making his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on October 28, joined by musical guest Foo Fighters.
• He is a stand-up comic from Nashville, Tennessee, with four comedy specials available online.
• Bargatze has been married to his wife Laura Baines since 2005 and they have an 11-year-old daughter named Harper.
Here is what happened:
Nashville-based comedian Nate Bargatze is set to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on October 28th. The 44-year-old funnyman, known for his stand-up specials and appearances on late-night shows like Conan and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, expressed his excitement about the upcoming gig on Instagram, describing it as “beyond” and “truly insane.” Despite having to reschedule some dates from his ongoing Be Funny Tour, Bargatze is looking forward to taking the stage at Studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Bargatze, who gained recognition with his clean and relatable comedy, has already released four specials. His work can be found on various platforms such as Netflix, where he has a half-hour set on The Standups, and Amazon Prime Video, which offers his latest special Hello World. The Tennessee Kid and The Greatest Average American, both available on Netflix, received critical acclaim and the latter earned Bargatze a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
When he’s not performing or working on his podcast Nateland, the comedian has been happily married to Laura Baines since 2005. In an anniversary post on Facebook, he expressed gratitude to his wife for supporting him throughout his comedic journey. Before his successful career in comedy, Bargatze worked as a waiter at Applebee’s, where he also met Baines. He briefly worked as a meter reader for a water company before deciding to pursue stand-up comedy full-time, initially handing out fliers to gain stage time in New York City.
Fans can catch Bargatze’s SNL episode live on NBC and Peacock at 11:30 p.m. ET on October 28th. The episode, featuring musical guest Foo Fighters, promises to be an entertaining evening filled with Bargatze’s signature humor and anecdotes.