Nathan TimmelThe Blog
In my line of work—stand up comedian—you deal with people who are drinking…
Turning ideas into words, and those words into books is a long, difficult process. Even worse is trying to find someone in power to take an interest in what you’ve done.
I’m heading to Minot, North Dakota, this weekend, which had me recalling a moment from years and years ago. I was in Bismarck on a Tuesday night, because someone thought Tuesday Night comedy would be a good idea.
“I don’t know what Fifth Harmony is, but I’m sure I’d need a fifth of Jack to sit through a performance. #5HOnGMA”
I’m a comedian, which means I use words for a living. I also have a degree in English Literature, which means I know how to choose those words carefully, and for maximum effect. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean people always listen to what I’m saying. Sometimes they hear what they want to hear, which is enough for them.
First steps, first word, first time pooping in the bathtub… as a stand-up comedian, Nathan Timmel missed numerous milestones during the first year of his daughter’s life. Traveling from town to town, he spent his night slinging jokes while his daughter Hillary discovered the world around her.
Do you have a toddler? Chances are, you have a poop story to tell the world. I swear this one isn’t mine. Really. I feel sorry for the janitor, though.
My newest book, “It’s OK to Talk to Animals (and Other Letters from Dad” — a reflection on parenting when you find yourself away from home more often than not.