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More Than Awkward: The Comedy of Nathan Fielder
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More Than Awkward: The Comedy of Nathan Fielder

Arielle and Gabe discuss cringe comedy with heart

Discussed: Nathan for You, The Rehearsal, The Curse, cringe comedy, reality TV, The Office, shows you try to get your friends to watch

This month, we talk about the work of Nathan Fielder and how it relates to reality TV. Through the shows Nathan for You, The Rehearsal, and The Curse, Fielder has moved from parodying the genre to exploring its ethics. The shows are uncomfortable and odd at times, but are also consistently funny. We discuss what’s real, what’s fake, and whether the shows are “cringe comedy” or something else altogether.

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Arielle Bernstein
Gabe Bullard