“Usually if someone gives you a social cue that he feels uncomfortable with something you’ve said, you’ll jump in with a caveat and move on. Everyone’s default state is this pleasantry state. My goal in the show is to undercut that as quickly as possible. If you really do let it sit, it’s sometimes amazing what comes out of people.”
– Nathan Fielder explains why he’s embraced his own awkwardness for Nathan for You in a new and lengthy New York Times profile called “Nathan Fielder’s Ingenious Dumb Humor” that’s well worth the read.