Rory Scovel v Nate Bargatze
Nate Bargatze was born in Old Hickory, Tennessee. Bargatze is a comic’s comic, even referred to as “Someone who should be big” by Marc Maron in a Rolling Stone article. He has had multiple appearances on Late Night television and even won the Boston Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival in the same year.
Rory Scovel was born in Greenville, South Carolina. A year after graduating college, he started doing doing open mics around South Carolina. He then moved to Washington DC for three years until finally relocating to New York City to further pursue standup. Scovel has performed at multiple comedy festivals and opened for some of the biggest names in comedy, like Louis C.K. And in 2012, he was named in the 10 Comics to watch by Variety magazine.
This week Kaizen Komedy looks to contrast the styles of the very absurd Rory Scovel and the witty and self-deprecating Nate Bargatze. Scovel often uses repetition of phrases and premises unabashedly to elicit reactions from the crowd, while asserting his control over the room. Bargatze, on the other hand, uses self-deprecation to disarm the audience and catch them off guard with his well-crafted jokes.
Bits Analyzed: Terrorism at a local level (Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time); Hunger (Dilation :Rory Scovel 2011); Seven Grandmothers (Half Hour Comedy Central).
I've got to go name my chapters (Full Time Magic : Nate Bargatze 2015); We flew on a plane to get there (Full Time Magic : Nate Bargatze 2015); Then you went sightseeing in New York (Full Time Magic : Nate Bargatze 2015).