Nathan Timmel

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Sure, anyone can make words on a screen. And anyone can yap into a microphone. But how many can do both?
An Ogre By Any Other Name

An Ogre By Any Other Name

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.

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Interpretation

Interpretation

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.

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Sunshine Saved My Life

Sunshine Saved My Life

My wife likes to joke that I have no soul, because I don’t cry. She, for the record, weeps at the drop of a hat: during movies, a commercial, while reading… She even cried at the birth of both our children, and seriously, who does that?

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The Character Study of Cinema

The Character Study of Cinema

I remember sitting in a theater, watching Dances With Wolves. Behind me was an obnoxiously stupid woman who chitchatted throughout the film, and became especially noisy during one scene…

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