Errol Morris calls the Nathan For You season 4 finale his “new favorite love story”

Nearly everything about the final episode of Nathan For You’s fourth season felt different, from its opening credits and feature-length run time to its lush cinematography and emphasis on character over comedy. In it, Nathan Fielder helps Bill Heath, a Bill Gates impersonator with whom he’s previously worked, find…

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The Nathan For You finale gets a little more wistful with the closed captions on

An intrepid viewer who watched the epic Nathan For You season finale with the closed captions turned on discovered what he thought might be a “hidden message” for viewers, signaling the end of the show. (A fifth season has not yet been announced, or publicly green-lit.) What you hear when you watch the episode—which,…

Nathan For You kicks off season 4 by celebrating Nathan’s past...uh, successes?

“I Came Out A Believer,” Molly Lambert’s Grantland piece from 2014, remains the closest thing to a proper, thorough accounting of the lasting impact of Nathan For You on the entrepreneurs who have appeared on it. As much as Nathan Fielder’s surreal format borrows from the “small business makeover” reality subgenre, …

Transparent reintroduces the Pfefferman children, who really need to listen to their bodies

After a premiere focused primarily on Maura, the third season of Transparent widens its gaze to show us what the other Pfeffermans have been up to: pretty much exactly what you’d expect. Sarah has thrown herself into her work with the synagogue and friendship with Raquel, Josh is isolated and frustrated with his job,…

Nathan Fielder gets bleaker than usual in the new Super Deluxe series David

Nathan Fielder’s Comedy Central series Nathan For You is already kind of bleak, what with Fielder playing a lonely, well-meaning version of himself who’s desperate to make friends (or more) with every unwitting business owner he’s ostensibly showed up to help. Now, a new web series from Super Deluxe and Marcel The…

Comedy Bang! Bang! tries to get a rise out of Nathan Fielder

Why is “Weird Al” Yankovic creeping around the Comedy Bang! Bang! set with an airhorn? Because Nathan Fielder, known for the deadest of deadpans, is the first guest on “Nathan Fielder Wears A Blue And Grey Flannel And Jeans,” and Scott’s determined to get a rise out of him. It’s not easy. It’s not even possible until…

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UPDATE: A recent Nathan For You stunt is actually doing good in the world

The central gag of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You is that, despite graduating from one of Canada’s top business schools with really good grades, host Nathan Fielder’s suggestions for how to help struggling businesses are usually terrible. Well, not terrible in the sense that they’re bad, just that they’re impractical…

These old Nathan Fielder fake news segments show the seeds of Nathan For You

As the third season of Nathan For You comes to an end, “Nathan Fielder,” as played by creator and star Nathan Fielder, has crystallized into one of most brilliant and singular comic creations in years. He, like the show itself, is also hard to explain to a non-fan: “He’s really awkward and deadpan, and he’s lovable…

Nathan For You learns that windbreakers and Nazis don’t mix

During his appearance on Conan last night, Nathan Fielder provided a brief preview of “Horseback Riding/Man Zone.” Clad in a black windbreaker not unlike the one he’s worn in multiple episodes of Nathan For You—including season two’s “Pet Store/Maid Service”—Fielder explained to Conan O’Brien why the jacket was not…