Nathan Fielder is a Canadian writer and comedian. He’s written for and participated in the Canadian show This Hour Has 22 Minutes (2007-2009) and in his own creation, Comedy Central’s Nathan for You (2013-2015). In 2008 he was nominated for two awards, Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series for the Gemini and Variety for the Writers Guild of Canada, both for his work in 22 Minutes. He’s also had minor roles in a few TV shows and movies. His career started in 2006 with the short Morris.
Fielder is Jewish, but his comedy style and controversial themes seem to indicate he’s not particularly religious. On his show, Nathan for You, he even jokingly made a company that sells jackets to support “holocaust awareness”.
As one could guess from his TV show, Nathan enjoys playing pranks on people, but not only that, he also enjoys asking people to play pranks on his behalf. He has tweeted a few suggestions to his followers, including telling people to message people suggestive texts such as “got 2 grams for $40” and asking them to post the person’s reactions.
Experiment: text your dad "Will dollar-store condoms work the same as regular brands?" then reply to this tweet with a pic of his response.
— nathan fielder (@nathanfielder) April 20, 2013
The comedian doesn’t talk much about politics, although some of his sketches have included comments on politics. He does seem to try to carry his persona as often as possible, making it difficult to pin down what his actual beliefs are.
As of 2015, Fielder had a short marriage with an unnamed person but is currently divorced. In general, he isn’t very public about his relationships, the same way he seems to prefer to keep his personal beliefs private.
Nathan was behind “Dumb Starbucks”, a coffee shop created as a parody to the Starbucks chain. The prank became a worldwide news story before the shop was ultimately closed even before Starbucks took any legal action, although they did release a note asserting their ownership over the brand name. “We don’t want our customers to get sick, but if they do, technically that’s part of the artistic experience”, Fielder’s character said during the sketch.