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Nate Bargatze Net Worth $3 Million

What Is Nate Bargatze’s Net Worth?

Nate Bargatze is an American actor and comedian who has a net worth of $3 million. He was featured as part of the original Netflix stand-up comedy showcase series ”The Comedians” in 2017.

In 2012, his debut album, titled – ”Yelled at by a Clown,” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy chart.

He was born on March 25, 1979, in the USA.

Bargatze was inspired to enter into show business by his father, who worked as a full-time clown and magician.

In his words:

”My father is a former clown turned world-class magician and I have followed in his footsteps in the entertainment business.”

Nate moved to Chicago in 2001 to pursue stand-up comedy.

In 2010, Bargatzer won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival.

In September 2012, Nate released his debut standup album, named – ”Yelled at by a Clown.” It reached number two on the Billboard Comedy Albums chart.

Throughout the album, he bounces from quick-laugh jokes to extended ruminations and expertly crafted stories.

In the follow-up year, Nate toured as a member of Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour.


Note – Jimmy Fallon is an actor and comedian who has appeared in many films, including – Whip It, Fever Pitch, Almost Famous, Taxi, and Factory Girl. But, Jimmy became known for his impressions of Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld on Saturday Night Live.

In May 2015, Bargatze released his second album, entitled – ”Full Time Magic,” in coordination with his Comedy Central Special.

In the same year, Nate was featured as #1 of Vulture’s 50 Comedians You Should Know.

How much does Nate Bargatze make per show

Nate Bargatze throws out a first pitch prior to the game between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers – @Getty

In 2017, Bargatze was named in Esquire Magazine by Jim Gaffigan as a top up-and-coming stand-up comedian.

Later that year, he had a half-hour special released on Netflix as part of a 6-part original series entitled “The Standups.”

On March 26, 2019, he released an hour-long Netflix special named – “The Tennessee Kid.”

In ”The Tennessee Kid,” Bargatze spans many different topics, including:

  • stories about having a clown as a father;
  • having to tell his daughter about the family’s dead dog;
  • getting trapped in a football stadium;
  • analyzing what is the correct thing to do with a decaying horse;
  • his family wedding rituals.

During an interview, Nate said:

“It took a year and a half to make this and I’m on the road every weekend.”

He started a podcast entitled “The Nateland Podcast” on July 8, 2020.

On March 18, 2021, Bargatze released “The Greatest Average American” on Netflix.

what is nate bargatze net worth

Nate Bargatze attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 10 Annual L.A. Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club – @Getty

In 2022, Nate was the voice of Gary in the video game — “Aperture Desk Job.”

In January 2023, Bargatze released the stand-up special, Hello World, on Amazon Prime Video.

He was the host of the Saturday Night Live for the weekend of October 28, 2023.


Nate Bargatze married his wife Laura on October 13, 2006. The wedding day was on Friday the 13th.

Nate Bargatze and wife

Laura Baines and Nate Bargatze attend “A Country Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s” benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation, at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on April 26, 2023 in Nashville – @Getty

They met in their early 20s while working together in Tennessee at an Applebee’s restaurant. Nate was 21 years old at the time. They worked together for a few years before deciding to tie the knot. Nate proposed to Laura in 2005.

Nate Bargatze with his wife Laura


When asked if his wife has a good sense of humor, he responded: ”She does. She’s very funny. When we first met, she made me laugh.” Bargatze later added: ”She does little stuff that’s very funny to me. And she’s funny on Facebook.”


The couple welcomed their daughter on July 8, 2012.

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how much is nate bargatze worth

Nate Bargatze is seen on the Red Carpet before the NHL Awards at Bridgestone Arena – @Getty

”I’m going to keep doing stand-up and touring. I’ll always have that.”

”And I want to do all these other things, like having a sitcom or being in a movie or something crazy.”

”Comedy is being searched for, and with Netflix, the specials are all up there. People find them whenever.”

“[Comedians] tend to write joke-joke-joke-joke, and you need like a writer, ‘cause if you just write jokes in a show it would be unwatchable.”

”Even when I think I’m talking fast, no one ever goes, ‘Man, you were flying!’.”

”I don’t mind doing clubs and stuff on weekends.”

”I never went out for auditions in New York. Iʼd never come out here for pilot season before.”

”I feel like comics get asked that a lot, about whether any of their jokes or stories are true.”

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Bargatze was mentioned in Rolling Stone by Marc Maron as a “comic who should be big.”

Nate has performed multiple times for Allied Forces in Kuwait and Iraq, and wrote for the Spike TV Video Game Awards.

The comedian has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon multiple times.

He is a big Vanderbilt Commodores fan. During an interview, Nate confessed:

“I am a huge Vanderbilt fan. I did not go there.”

Bargatze went on to say:

”They asked me to say that. I could never get into Vanderbilt, or just any college that accepts people.”

He often performs at:

  • the JFL Montreal Comedy Festival;
  • Clusterfest;
  • Sasquatch;
  • Oddball Comedy Festival;
  • SXSW;
  • Bonnaroo.

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How much does Nate Bargatze make per show?

So, how much is Nate Bargatze worth? Bargatze accrued most of his wealth from doing stand-up comedy. Usually, all his shows are sold out. Therefore, Nate Bargatze has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Nate also makes some money from selling his albums, particularly on Amazon.

Nate Bargatze reportedly earns up to $50,000 per show. However, it’s important to note that earnings can vary greatly depending on factors such as the venue, ticket sales, and other potential income sources related to the show.

At the time of writing, he released two albums, Yelled at by a Clown and Full Time Magic.

Additionally, Bargatze has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Nate increased his wealth by releasing the Netflix specials – “The Tennessee Kid” and ”The Greatest Average American.”

He’s the host of The Nateland Podcast.


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Phillip Moulton

Thursday 18th of March 2021

That isn’t a picture of Nate and Laura.

Ted Kiser

Monday 7th of December 2020

Great comedian. Loved his story about free range chickens and uncle two thumbs. Good clean comedy