Originally from Old Hickory, TN, Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian following in the entertainment business footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world class magician. He has appeared on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon twice, following two appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has also appeared on Conan four times, is a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents. He has written for Spike TV's Video Game Awards and received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival multiple years. He has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Oddball Comedy Festival, and went on tour with Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour. Nate has also performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. His debut comedy album "Yelled at by a Clown" reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and stayed on Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. Nate was also featured as one of Esquire's Best New Comedians by Jim Gaffigan, as one of Marc Maron's comedians to watch in Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine, and as #1 of Vulture's 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015. His debut one hour special Full Time Magic will premiere on Comedy Central on May 2nd.
Drew Frees is a giggle-inducing gentleman that was adopted by Chicago 13 years ago. He built his comedy chops performing improve and sketch comedy at Chicago staples, IO and Second City. Now he tours the Midwest with his stand-up and has been seen on TBS Just for Laughs and Laughs on Fox, and performed in Best of Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest and Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch. In Chicago, you can regularly catch him performing at The Comedy Bar and The Laugh Factory. Drew is tickled pink to be headlining at the Comedy Club on State for the first time. So sit back, put on your favorite cardigan, and enjoy the whimsical musings of the lovely man Drew Frees!
|Like all great comics Jay Abbondanza made the pilgramage from New York to Madison to pursue comedy. Originally from Florida Jay is now delighted to be in the Midwest. He is finally in a place where people treat each other with decency. As a comic Jay has performed up and down the East Coast for the better part of a decade. He has also been twice featured in the Madison Allstars Showcase and he hosts his own podcast called The Method Behind the Madness. His comedy comments on everything from investing in gold to talking during sex and if you're nice he'll share it with you.|