By Tessa Osteen
Comedic Nathan Fielder’s offbeat show, Nathan For You, is ending after four seasons on Comedy Central. The program gave a statement to media outlet, Pitchfork, how, “His innovative and quick witted humor has made the show a comedic touchstone and we’re proud to have been a part of it. We respect Nathan’s decision to end the series and look forward to geeking out over his next project.” The show centered around Nathan Fielder, a man who graduated from Canada’s top business school wanting to help failing businesses make a profit. The show is a spoof on shows wanting to help businesses out, and has gained a following that will miss this beloved comedy terribly.
Originally starting with comedy on youtube, he uploaded somewhat cryptic offbeat videos for his friends, these in which he hoped would reach a broader audience. He then appeared on the canadian television show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, from 2007 through 2009. His mark on the comedy scene came in 2013, when his show was greenlit on Comedy Central. Working with the likes of Michael Koman, they created a show filled with ironic moments too good for the general population. A searing indictment of late capitalism, one of the most well-known skits for this show was his idea of Dumb Starbucks. In the early months of 2014, a coffee shop known as Dumb Starbucks opened in Los Feliz. It became a media frenzy and many television networks picked up the story. Many people thought the coffee shop was real, and not something that was made-up for Nathan’s show.
The final episode of season four ended with a two hour special entitled, “Finding Frances”. This was a feature length film that centered around a man, a Bill Gates impersonator, in Hollywood who was looking for his long lost love from sixty plus years ago. Some people questioned the show, wondering if it was an elaborate lie Nathan told because of the similar content in his previous shows. It also very possible that he could be getting tired of “Nathan for you” and wanted to move on to other projects. Someone on Twitter wrote how, “I sat behind nathan fielder on a flight to new york and asked him if there’s going to be another season of nathan for you. bad news: there won’t be; good news: he’s working on other stuff and says he’s ‘not retiring’”. All hope is not gone when it comes to never seeing Nathan’s comedy ever again. He’s working on new ideas and concepts and I and many other fans hope to see his next projects in the near future.