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Netflix comedian Nate Bargatze bringing laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Aug. 20

Vail, Colo., April 5, 2022 — If a day without laugher is a day wasted, then Saturday, Aug. 20, will be a day to be sure not to squander when comedian Nate Bargatze performs his critically acclaimed stand-up at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.

Bargatze has been mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine by Marc Maron as a “comic who should be big” and in Esquire by Jim Gaffigan as “one of the top up and coming comics.” However, some could argue Bargatze is already reaching stardom in the world of comedy.

The son of a former clown turned world-class magician, Bargatze has two Netflix comedy specials, “The Greatest Average American” and “The Tennessee Kid.” He’s appeared multiple times on late-night TV shows while being one of the first comedians to perform on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” – he also joined in on Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour.

Bargatze has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Sasquatch, JFL Montreal Comedy and Moontower festivals. He also has a weekly podcast called “Nateland” that tackles the questions no one asks. Recently, he was on the Joe Rogan podcast and was on three WTF podcast episodes.

His first album, “Yelled At By A Clown,” made it to No. 2 on Billboard Top Ten Comedy and his special “Full Time Magic” made it to No. 1. Over the years, he’s performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait more than five times.

Hailing from Old Hickory, Tennessee, the rising stand-up comedian is selling out shows across America. His performances are known for being both clean and relatable.

General admission lawn tickets to see Nate Bargatze at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Saturday, Aug. 20, are $45 and reserved pavilion seating is $65-$75. Visit for tickets and more information.

About the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

Each summer, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail plays host to an array of cultural and entertainment offerings, ranging from headliner music and comedy, to internationally renowned dance and classical music presentations, courtesy of the Vail Dance Festival and the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, to the free weekly concerts of the Hot Summer Nights series. In addition, local chorale and theater presentations annually grace the Amphitheater stage. The venue, named after President Gerald R. Ford and family, opened in 1987, and is operated by the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics and education.

The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide year-round extended learning opportunities that empower and educate the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, Winter Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, GMC, Nature Valley and CELSIUS Energy.

To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit



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