Nathan TimmelThe Blog
The Incomplete Picture of Man
Should the death of a man or woman who was cruel to you be cause to celebrate, or reflect? I honestly don’t know, but I search for answers.
Why Face-to-Face Conversations Matter
I’m a stand-up comedian. Because I’m an unknown commodity in a world that trades on fame, I perform wherever I’m hired; I don’t get to pick-and-choose. Unlike name comedians like Chris Rock who bring their fans to the venue, I perform in front of customers who entered...
Stage Assault is Scary
If famous comedians like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle are being assaulted while on stage, how protected are we unknowns?
Kanye & Kim: The Perfect Couple
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are all the talk. Some are worried, some enjoy the drama, Goddamn if I wouldn’t like us to just ignore them both.
Cobra Kai is the Best Show on Television
I’ve never seen a Karate Kid movie. As a member of Gen-X, it’s a somewhat odd accomplishment. The first two films were blockbusters, with the original adding multiple quotes—wax on, wax off—to popular culture. I tell you this, so you know going in that I’m not gushing...
Comedy is Hard. Gratitude is Harder.
Trying to make it in artistic field is hard. Maintaining a positive attitude when you’re treated poorly makes it harder.
We Are 100, Audiobook Prologue
Hello! (Exclamation points!) You’re a busy person, so I’ll make this quick: my book, We Are 100, is now available as an audiobook. You can find it wherever you get you audiobooks, including: Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/We-Are-100-Audiobook/B09Q82CX73 Google...
The Sweet Surprise of Squid Game
I remember sitting in the theater with my friend Jessica. Less than five minutes into M. Night Shamalamadingdong's The Village, I turned to her and said, "If the 'twist' is that they're living in modern times, this will be the stupidest movie ever made. And it was....
A Happier Ending
Sometimes you get a memory stuck in your head, but you’re telling the story wrong. When it’s corrected? What a happy ending.
The Best of Friends
How do people meet and become best friends? I don’t really know, but when it happens, it makes nothing but sense.
I Ruin Art
My wife says I suck all the fun out of movies, comedy, music, and art in general. I don’t mean to, I just see/hear things differently.
What does it mean to challenge yourself as an artist? What does it mean to be “Skinny Fat?” Read, and then listen…