Nate Bargatze Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 12,000,000
Real name Nathanael Lee "Nate" Bargatze
Source of Wealth Comedy shows and TV programs
Profession Comedian
Spouse/Partner Married to Laura Baines
Date of Birth Mar 25, 1979
Zodiac Aries
Age 44
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 173 cm / 5 ft 8 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Sister Abigail Bargatze Ray and brother Derek Bargatze


Nathanael Lee "Nate" Bargatze is an American comedian. He earned fame after releasing his two shows, “Yelled at by a Clown” and “Full Time Magic.”[1]

However, the comedy and entertainment industry was not something out of the ordinary for Nate. The comedy ran in his family, with his father being a former clown turned world-class magician and motivational speaker.

Bargatze has been critically acclaimed several times at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Although he followed his father's footsteps, he’s established his comedy brand and style as “slow, inoffensive, even soothing.” [2]

Nate Bargatze's net worth is estimated at $12 million.

Early life and comedy career beginnings

Bargatze comes from humble beginnings, but today he is one of the most famous comedians, being named “one of the top up and coming comics” by Jim Gaffigan in Esquire, and a “comic who should be big” by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone Magazine.[3]

Nate was born and raised in Old Hickory, Nashville, Tennessee. He went to Donelson Christian Academy and enrolled in Volunteer State Community College to study speech and media.

When Bargatze decided to become a comedian, he hadn’t even told one joke on stage. In 2001 he and his friend Michael Clay worked as water meters readers for West Wilson Utility District.[4]

They decided to quit their job and become comedians. They moved to Chicago and enrolled at the famous school of improvisation Second City, which was the birthplace of many “Saturday Night Live” comedy heroes. Bargatze and Clay got a pest-ridden basement apartment and jobs at a local bar to support themselves.

However, after a couple of months, Nate quit and decided to pursue stand-up comedy. He enrolled in a stand-up class and started doing open mic once a week.

Bargatze and Clay admit that they were both terrified of performing in front of an audience. But they kept doing it because it’s what they wanted to do.

Nate later moved to New York and performed at comedy clubs every night, perfecting his performance and craft.

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A new star in the comedy scene

Bargatze caught the audience's attention after he started getting invitations to the legendary “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He was one of the first comedians to do stand-up at “The Tonight Show.”

Nate was also part of Jimmy Fallon's 2013 Clean Cut Comedy Tour.

In 2014, Bargatze released his debut comedy special “Yelled at by a Clown,” which peaked at second place on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts only two weeks after release.

The next year, he released his second stand-up special, “Full Time Magic,” in collaboration with the Comedy Central special.

Bargatze was featured in the Netflix special “The Standups” and has his solo specials “The Tennessee Kid” (2019) and “Greatest Average American,” which was nominated for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

He frequently toured the country and abroad. Nate did several live shows for the American troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Apart from headlining shows, he appeared in Chris Rock’s 2017 “Total Blackout Tour.”

The comedian also performed at established events like Oddball Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, Clusterfest, SXSW, Moontower, Sasquatch, and the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival.

Nate also hosts the podcast “Nateland,” which is inspired by “Seinfeld.” In 2022, he provided the voice for the character Grady in the video game “Portal.”

Currently, Bargatze is doing his “The Raincheck Tour” until the end of 2022. His “The Be Funny Tour” is scheduled for 2023.

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Bargatze has received acknowledgment from many established media outlets.[5]He appeared in:

  • Esquire's “Best New Comedians.”
  • Rolling Stone’s “Comedians to Watch.”
  • Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015.
  • Listed 1st on the Vulture's “50 Comedians You Should Know” for 2015.

The Atlantic described his humor as “slow, inoffensive, even soothing” and named him “one of the hottest acts in comedy.” [2]

“I just need to be super careful with anything that could be seen as making fun of someone. “I never want to be mean,” stated Bargatze for the Atlantic.

Personal life

Nate is married to Laura Bargatze. She works as a talent manager and executive producer of her husband’s “Nateland” Podcast and occasionally appears as a guest.[7]

The couple met when they both worked at Applebees and married in 2006. Nate and Laura have a daughter, Harper, who was born in 2012.


Nate Bargatze is an American comedian. He got popular after appearing on “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he was one of the first comedians to perform stand-up.

He is also famous for his Netflix specials “The Tennessee Kid” and “Greatest Average American.” Bargatze’s net worth is estimated at $12 million.


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  2. Alberta, T. (2021) The Nicest Man in Stand-Up, The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company. Available at: (Accessed: December 7, 2022). 

  3. Nate Bargatze. (no date) Available at: (Accessed: December 7, 2022). 

  4. Schmitt, B. (2016) Comic Nate Bargatze Started as Mt. Juliet Meter Reader, The Tennessean. The Tennessean. Available at: (Accessed: December 7, 2022). 

  5. Nate Bargatze (no date) Des Moines Performing Arts. Available at: (Accessed: December 7, 2022). 

  6. Chizitere (2022) Who is Nate Bargatze's Wife Laura Bargatze?, Available at: (Accessed: December 7, 2022).