2706 – Following a Clown with Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze

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In studio notes by Garon Cockrell
Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher


00 Welcome in! 

Jimmy’s got a beepless timer! He’s not a big fan. The old timer broke. 


Eighth anniversary! Not nine. Happy anniversary to me!

Happy birthday Eliot! 

Fucking inanimate objects, that’s NNF! 


Talking about shady gas stations and how one charges like 2 cents left and it’s jammed. 

There’s a street charge spot across the street from the studio now! 

10 – Danielle gonna get a new car in December. Might go plug in hybrid. 

Talking the Trump Tax (initial) article. 

15 – Eliot talks about Trump tax situation and republicans. 

Is Eliot on the take?? 

How do you shoehorn in a plug on a special ala Todd Glass? 

Misfit Toys! 

The Pardo’s went to a drive in to see Armageddon! 

We talk about the film. 

Jimmy talks movies he’s seen. 

30 – Talking Sexiest Man Alive history. 


We’ll be right back with Nate Bargatze! Jimmy loved his special! 

We’re back! The timer beeped. 

Nate clarifies how his name is pronounced.

Nate’s latest special is called The Tennessee Kid.  

35 – Jimmy and Nate talk about the times they met on Conan or Conan related events. 

Nate talks about where he lives (Nashville) and how he realized it doesn’t really matter where he is. 

Rory Scovell talk. 

Nate’s headphones just went crazy. His phone was blowing up in his earphones at the same time as listening to us talk to him. 

We lost Nate! 

40 – We’re all back! 

Lots going on in Nashville! 

The Nateland Podcast! 

Nate is doing drive in theater shows and tonight is doing a parking lot show. 

Jimmy asks about the shows. 

45 – Nate talks about the drive in shows. 

Round the horn! 

50 – Trivia theme songs! We’ve got 2! 

We heard the first one from Tyler. Sounded like Elvis Costello! 

Elvis Costello game show? https://bc.ctvnews.ca/elvis-costello-plays-game-show-host-in-vancouver-1.794478

Trivia category: Bring on the Books

My wager is 15

55 – Jimmy loves the idea of a 530-6 show. 

Question: What book was banned in China for suggesting that Animals can talk just like humans?

Trivia results: 

Garon: Charlotte’s Web (15 pts)

Eliot: Animal Farm (25 pts)

Matt: Animal Farm (23 pts)

Nate: Charlotte’s Web (5 pts)

Jimmy: Charlotte’s Web (7 pts)

Golf talk 

Nate shoots in the 70s – 80

Jimmy shoots 92. 


Cruel Jaws: https://www.amazon.com/Cruel-Jaws-Blu-ray-David-Luther/dp/B08GVGCHLV/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Cruel+Jaws&qid=1601322154&sr=8-1

Pandemonium: https://www.amazon.com/Pandemonium-Blu-ray-Candice-Azzara/dp/B08FP5TZZQ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=Pandemonium&qid=1601322162&sr=8-3

Oh yeah I went to Santa Barbara!

1h10m – Nick’s in the green room for his show. 

Talking covid restaurants while on tour.

Eliot got a new trash can. It’s got two areas one for recycling one for trash. It’s analog. Foot pedal. 

Eliot’s answer is Animal Farm.

1h15m – Nate is going golfing with Jason Day tomorrow. 

1h20m – Nate’s gonna take Jimmy golfing but for safe social distancing he’s gotta be a hole…no two holes…ahead.

Matt’s answer is Animal Farm!

The Belknaps went swimming again. 

We learn about some teaching styles of Gabe Kotter. 

AP Bio talk! 

1h25m – Nate hosted the Conan golf outing one year. 

Talking a Scramble/Shamble game.

1h30m – Nate talks about his show and what they talk about. 

Jimmy asks Nate to tell us about the future of the grocery store. 


Quick break before Nate’s answer! 

We’re back!

Nate has two specials on Netflix one just him and one as part of The Stand Ups. 

Nate’s answer is Charlotte’s Web! 

1h35m – Jimmy and Nate can both drive stick. 

We hear Darryl Asher’s trivia song. 

(In my defense, the song was quick-n-dirty, and although I stand by the lyrics, doing it to the tune of Wish You Were Here was a mistake because it’s a low energy song. So I absolved the guys via email of any guilt for not using what I called an “endless dirge” on an ongoing basis. -Darryl)

The answer is….Alice in Wonderland.

No winner. 


Matt talks about The Comey Report and Brendon Gleason playing Trump. 

Nate wins $5! 

Talking Future of Magic? Jimmy asks Nate if he ever helped his dad, who is a magician. He helped once at his school and ruined the trick. 

His dad is the current president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, who famously turned down Houdini. 

The Magic of Stephen! Stephen Bargatze. 

Nate talks a lot about having his dad opening for him on tours. 

Matt asks if Nate’s daughter should do Comedy or Magic. He says he’d be proud if she just had a normal job. 

Nate is mad at youtubers taking stage time with no act. Pure spite he admits. 

Jimmy talks about his brief stint watching LPGA matches. 

We’re done!

See you next time! 

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth