Nathan For You won't be returning for season 5, unless this is just another wacky scheme 

Get ready for a real taste of poo-flavored frozen yogurt: As reported by Pitchfork, Comedy Central has confirmed that Nathan For You won’t be returning for a fifth season. As a little bit of silver lining, it sounds like the decision to stop the show came from creator and host Nathan Fielder, not the soulless Viacom…

Some of Nathan For You's best moments came when its star broke character

Comedy Central’s Nathan For You is one of the best series on TV, but articulating that to the uninitiated is tough. On its surface, the show, which finds lonely “business consultant” Nathan Fielder conjuring up elaborate marketing stunts for small businesses, can feel callous and cruel, as if he’s punking them or…

Nathan Fielder has a step-by-step tutorial on how you definitely shouldn't hack the Emmys for him

Voting for the 2018 Emmy nominations starts in just a couple of days; obviously, that’s big business for anyone involved in the TV industry. And nobody thinks about “big business” like Nathan Fielder, whose Comedy Central series Nathan For You could, hypothetically, win this year, potentially courtesy of its…

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…

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?

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“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, …

New Nathan For You trailer introduces secret chili and asexual computer repairs

It has been far too long since America’s small businesses had the benefit of Nathan Fielder’s insights, but his Comedy Central series Nathan For You is finally returning at the end of next month and the network has just released a trailer that teases some of the amazingly innovative ideas he’ll be coming up with this…

A pop-up shop for Nathan Fielder’s Summit Ice is opening in Vancouver

For fans of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You, there are few items more prized than a Dumb Starbucks hat or a Summit Ice jacket. The former is from one of the show’s most famous segments, and the latter is probably the world’s most popular brand of cold weather gear that also promotes Holocaust awareness. For years,…

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

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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

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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…

Even more of the people you like will be on Comedy Bang! Bang! this season

Comedy Bang! Bang! will return to IFC on June 3 for a fifth season of couch interviews and ensemble descriptions, when new bandleader “Weird Al” Yankovic will play host Scott Aukerman onto the set for the first time. But since that leaves an awful lot of time to kill, IFC has gone ahead and released the names of the…

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…

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