Real fans of Nathan For You on Comedy Central will tell you that the fortunate ones in the world are not only those who will die peacefully in their sleep when they are old but also those who have come across the show. The man behind it is Nathan Fielder – a Canadian comedian and writer who became famous thanks to the show.
While no one knows exactly how he is able to crack rib-cracking jokes and still keep his face straight, here are things we know about him.
Nathan Fielder Biography
The comedian was born Nathan Joseph Fielder on May 12, 1983, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Of Jewish descent, both of his parents, Eric and Deb Fielder were social workers.
While growing up in Vancouver, he has always had an interest in performance and comedy and so he would borrow his mother’s Dictaphone with which he recorded comedy to later rewind and keep memorizing them. Because of how obsessed he was with comedy performance, the young Fielder would come up with scripts for sitcoms he imagined.
For his education, he went to Point Grey Secondary School. While there, he was in the comedy group of the school as well as its musical theatre. Beyond acting and comedy, he also loved magic, something he developed a passion for when he was 13. At the time, he worked in a magic shop while also performing at the birthdays of children.
Although one would naturally think that for an individual like that, he would study something relating to performance in college, instead of that, Nathan Fielder studied entrepreneurship and marketing when he went to the University of Victoria.
Although he made money trading stocks online, Fielder did not feel happy because he felt he was making money off the creativity of others when he could as well create. Because of this, he decided to start stand-ups, and then he started shooting comedic clips. Thanks to this, he got a job on Canadian Idol where he was tasked with creating segments that had to do with humor and also with interviewing contestants.
Before working on Canadian Idol, in 2006, the comedian was given the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. Thanks to his work on Canadian Idol, he was hired by CBC’s Michael Donovan as a field correspondent. It was there that he began his Nathan on Your Side series.
In 2013, he started his Nathan For You show on Comedy Central based on his earlier show on CBC, Nathan on Your Side. The show lasted from 2013 to 2017 after its fourth season.
Nathan Fielder is also an actor who has appeared in the 2017 film The Disaster Artist as well as the TV show, Transparent in 2016.
Girlfriend, Married, Wife, and Divorce
Nathan Fielder has not always been the man with the best rapport with women. However, he got to improve on this and got to meet a woman named Sarah Ziolkowska in 2007 who soon became his girlfriend.
A children’s librarian, Sarah Ziolkowska, and the comedian met in Canada. Although the year Fielder and Sarah got married is not known, what is known is that the couple was together until 2014 when the marriage ended in divorce.
As a comedian, Fielder could take on almost any topic no matter how sensitive it is, and make it funny. However, he has always struggled to stay away from talking about his divorce stating that just like all other breakups, his, was also hard.
Nathan Fielder Net Worth
Nathan Fielder has a net worth that is estimated at $3 million. He made his fortune from his show, Nathan for You which enjoys massive followership on Comedy Central.
He also founded a company, Summit Ice which is into the production of outdoor apparel while also raising awareness of the Holocaust. Although it sells things like Jackets, t-shirts, and toques, the company gives out 100% of its profits to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and similar organizations that are into fighting intolerance.
In only its first three months, the company recorded sales to the tune of almost $500,000.
The Canadian comedian may not be the tallest man you will meet, but he still has a very good height standing at 5 feet 9½ inches (1.77 m).