True fans of Nathan For You on Comedy Central will tell you that the lucky ones in the world are not only those who will die peacefully in their old age in their sleep but also those who have experienced the show. The man behind it is Nathan Fielder – a Canadian comedian and writer who became famous thanks to the show.
No one knows exactly how he manages to crack rib jokes and still keep his face straight, but here are things we know about him.
Nathan Fielder Biography
The comedian was born on May 12, 1983, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as Nathan Joseph Fielder. Both parents, Eric and Deb Fielder, of Jewish descent, were social workers.
Growing up in Vancouver, he has always had an interest in performance and comedy, so he borrowed his mother’s voice recorder to record comedies and later rewind and memorize them. Because he was so obsessed with comedy performances, the young Fielder thought up scripts for sitcoms that he imagined.
He went to Point Grey Secondary School for his education. There he was active in the school’s comedy group as well as in its music theater. Besides acting and comedy, he also loved magic, something he developed a passion for at the age of 13. At that time he worked in a magic store and at the same time performed on children’s birthdays.
Although one would naturally think that he would study something related to performance for such a person, Nathan Fielder studied entrepreneurship and marketing instead when he went to the University of Victoria.
Although he made money trading stocks online, Fielder didn’t feel happy because he felt he was making money with the creativity of others when he could be just as creative. For this reason, he decided to set up stand-ups and then started making comedy clips. Thanks to this, he got a job at Canadian Idol, where he was asked to create segments related to humor and also interview candidates.
Before working at Canadian Idol in 2006, the comedian was awarded the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award. Thanks to his work on Canadian Idol, he was hired as a field correspondent by CBC correspondent Michael Donovan. There he also started his series, Nathan, on Your Side.
In 2013, he began his show Nathan For You on Comedy Central, which was based on his earlier show on CBC, Nathan on Your Side. After its fourth season, the show lasted from 2013 to 2017.
Nathan Fielder is also an actor who appeared in the film The Disaster Artist in 2017 and in the television show Transparent in 2016.
Girlfriend, Married, Wife, and Divorce
Nathan Fielder was not always the man with the best relationship with women. However, he was able to improve on this and in 2007 he met a woman named Sarah Tsiolkowska, who soon became his girlfriend.
The children’s librarian Sarah Ziolkowska and the comedian met in Canada. Although the year Fielder and Sarah were married is not known, it is known that the couple was together until 2014 when the marriage ended in divorce.
As a comedian, Fielder was able to pick up almost any topic, no matter how sensitive it was, and make it funny. However, he always made an effort not to talk about his divorce because he said that his, like all other breakups, was tough.
Nathan Fielder has net assets estimated at $3 million. He made his fortune with his show “Nathan for You”, which has a large fan base at Comedy Central.
He also founded a company, Summit Ice, which produces outdoor clothing while raising awareness of the Holocaust. Although it sells things like jackets, t-shirts, and toilets, the company gives 100% of its profits to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and similar organizations working to combat intolerance.
In the first three months alone, the company recorded sales of almost $500,000.
The Canadian comedian may not be the tallest man you will meet, but he still has a very good height of 1.77 m.