Not only can you handle it. Juliet, where my uncle and his family live. Eastern Tennessee has a twang, Middle Tennessee is more understated, and no one in Tennessee ever talks about West Tennessee. He also tweets and podcasts half-hour episodes with comedians revealing origin stories:. And , Bargatze has remained true to those Old Hickory roots, too. They also include elaborate scenarios about how you get rid of a dead horse. He shouts out a dog bakery in Mt.
He sounds like my cousins, the ones I wanna talk to at Fourth of July gatherings. As a young child, Nate saw his father drive back home with The Easter Bunny in the passenger seat of their car. Of course Netflix special is titled. In addition to his many round-trips to 30 Rock to film Tonight Show spots, he recorded an hour for Comedy Central which aired in 2015, and two different sets for Netflix in 2017 a half-hour for collection, and a shorter set for. McCarthy works the comedy beat for his own digital newspaper, ; before that, for actual newspapers. He makes me proud to be a fellow Tennessee kid—although as someone that grew up in a family that blared anti-Vandy song parodies, I guess I have to overlook the Vandy love. Playing dumb enjoys a lengthy tradition in comedy.
After moving to New York City for his comedy career, Bargatze and his wife returned to Tennessee so they could raise their first child in Nashville. The instant I first heard him speak, way back in 2014 , I knew he was from Tennessee. He tells a joke about planting beautiful plants in front of the DuPont factory, where my grandfather worked. . Juliet, that what makes The Tennessee Kid purely Tennessee.
By not taking a situation at face value, he digs into his psyche, wrestles with his lack of background knowledge and comes out the other side with jewel after laugh-inducing jewel. His daughter, now 6, introduced him onstage for his first full hour on Netflix. But what makes The Tennessee Kid feel Southern to me is just Bargatze himself. He second-guesses himself a lot. Photo: Netflix That deep-fried redneck material might make The Tennessee Kid seem Tennessean to people not from the South, and sure, I get it. He knows that a solid half the letters in Louisville are silent. Which holds the key to his comedic insight.
Not just Tennessee, but Middle Tennessee. You could pause it right now and go watch it. . . . .
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