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Review: Bargatze shares relatable humor

Review: Bargatze shares relatable humor
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  • On April 27, 2021

Three out of Five Stars

By Maddy Warren
Editor In Chief

In addition to the endless variety of movies and television series, Netflix has a significant collection of original comedy specials.

One of the most recent specials is from comedian Nate Bargatze, called “The Greatest Average American.”

This is the second Netflix comedy special for Bargatze. His past Netflix work includes a comedy special titled “The Tennessee Kid,” released in 2019, and a 30-minute feature in the series “The Standups” in 2017.

Bargatze has also appeared on “Comedy Central Presents” and the late night talk shows, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“The Greatest Average American” was released March 18 and was filmed outside during the pandemic at Universal Studios Hollywood. The audience wore masks and practiced social distancing.

In the special, Bargatze discusses life and touring during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping his daughter Harper with third-grade math homework, the difference in knowledge of technology between generations, and humorous stories from his numerous hotel stays.

As a huge fan of standup comedy, I frequently watch new Netflix comedy specials – some are better than others.

Before watching “The Greatest Average American,” I was unfamiliar with Bargatze and his comedy. He is by no means my favorite comedian, but his jokes made me laugh out loud a handful of times. I particularly enjoyed the stories about his wife and their daughter.

Anyone looking for lighthearted and relatable comedy should check out “The Greatest Average American.”