Archive for August, 2011
Old Hickory, TN’s favorite comedian will make his first appearance on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show
Tuesday, August 9th Wednesday, August 10th. Nate was scheduled to appear on July 21st, but unfortunately, the show ran long and Nate got bumped.
Mr. Bargatze previously appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien twice.
Perhaps Vanderbilt’s biggest fan, Nate is always wearing some sort of Vanderbilt-branded attire. Watch Conan on TBS Wednesday, August 10th and just know that if you don’t see Vandy gear at first glance, he’s wearing Vanderbilt shorts underneath. Absolutely true.
8/9 UPDATE FROM NATE: “Watch conan Aug 10 tomorrow night. I am taping it today but will air Aug 10. I’m sorry and if u want to like another comic I understand.”
Here’s a funny clip from Nate’s Comedy Central Presents special:
|Nate Bargatze – Big Business|
If you’d like to see Nate live, you’re in luck! He’ll be headlining the Corporate Juggernaut show here in Nashville August 29th at Bongo Java:
GMX, the Geek Media Expo, is Nashville, TN’s Next Generation Multi-Fandom Convention, featuring celebrities, multi-genre programming (comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, gaming, costuming…21 areas of content!), destination events, contests, workshops, fan panels, vendors and more! GMX takes place October 21st-23rd at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel near downtown Nashville.
GMX will be holding auditions for the Geek Comedy Showcase, a feature event debuting this year. The Geek Comedy Showcase will feature FIVE of the region’s most talented comedians performing material with a decidedly geek persuasion. Comic books, sci-fi films, video games, fantasy literature, role-playing games, geek social lives, tthe internet, superhero movies, cartoons…if the routine is geeky, it could have a home at the Geek Media Expo!
If you think you have what it takes to be featured as part of the comedy lineup, GMX invites you to register for the talent audition as we seek out the areas best and brightest geek comedians. Details for the audition are as follows:
Audition Date: FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th
Location: THE RUTLEDGE
410 4th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 782-6858
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Audition routines are not to exceed 4 minutes in length. If you exceed your time, your performance could be cut short. We will be monitoring the time and communicating remaining time to you. Also, we can accommodate a maximum of 25 auditioning performers. You MUST register in order to participate (see below).
There is a $5 (cash or Paypal) audition fee to cover venue production costs. Expect to perform in front of a live audience, as there is no cover to attend the event. Feel free to invite your friends and family!
Routines will be scored by a panel of judges. The top five scoring contestants will be awarded one of five spots as part of the GMX Geek Comedy Showcase in October. As a feature event, the Showcase will be held on one of the main event stages (room capacities approximately 400-500 people). Selected contestants will be granted access to GMX for all three days of the convention ($25 value). You will also be featured on the GMX website as part of the Showcase listing.
To submit your application for the Showcase Audition on August 26th, please submit the following info to email@example.com.
Date of Birth:
Primary Email Address:
How long have you been performing stand-up comedy?:
Will you be available each day of GMX (Fri 10/21 – Sun 10/23)?
$5 Audition Fee Payment Method: ( ) Cash ( ) Paypal (address will be sent to you to remit Paypal Payment)
Thank you very much for your interest in GMX! We look forward to meeting you at the audition!
In March we told you about POUND DOGS, the new cartoon from award-winning Nashville-based animator Mike Salva, which features Nashville comics Sean Parrott and Ryan Williams in addition to Atlanta’s Andy Merrill (who played Brak on Space Ghost, and Oglethorpe on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and some other Adult Swim shows).
Clay animated characters are the stars of this comedy about two dogs in an animal shelter. Blue Dog is showing Yellow Dog the ropes, when they find out that Blue Dog is going to be put to sleep if he is not adopted by the end of the day.
The good news: The Kickstarter project was successful and production of the film was finished a few weeks ago. Here’s the trailer:
The even better news: “Pound Dogs” has been selected as a finalist in this year’s NY Television Festival pilot competition. The cartoon will be competing against a handful of other cartoons for two cable network development deals, one for the cartoon, and one in the writing category. This is fantastic news for this 100% Nashville production. Congratulations to all involved!