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'Nathan For You' Season 2 Premieres June 24th

Nathan Fielder announced today on Twitter that the second season of his critically-acclaimed Comedy Central show Nathan For You will debut on Tuesday, June 24th. Nathan For You was renewed by the network for a 10-episode season last year, two more episodes than it was given during its initial season. The show will air Tuesdays at 10:30, following Drunk History, which premieres on the same date.

While I'm sure there's a ton of amazing stuff in these 10 episodes of Nathan For You, the most eagerly-awaited one will document "Dumb Starbucks," the fully-functioning Starbucks knockoff Fielder opened in Los Angeles last month. Dumb Starbucks, a [...]

Nathan Fielder Reveals Himself as the Mastermind Behind Dumb Starbucks

Over the weekend, the internet was abuzz with news of a new Los Angeles coffee shop called "Dumb Starbucks," a near-fully functioning Starbucks that 1) was blatantly not affiliated with the company and 2) used the company's name and logo "for marketing purposes" but adds the word "dumb" in front of everything to protect the business under parody laws. Dumb Starbucks, which had its windows tinted to prevent passersby from looking inside, didn't charge money for coffee and pastries, instead giving away free cups of coffee featuring the Dumb Starbucks logo.

Since it opened Friday afternoon at 1802 Hillhurst Ave in LA's Los Feliz neighborhood, the legally questionable establishment attracted [...]

Nathan Fielder Explains Dumb Starbucks on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Yesterday, Jimmy Kimmel extended a last-minute invitation to Nathan Fielder to come on his show and explain the whole Dumb Starbucks thing. Aside from giving Kimmel some famous Dumb Starbucks coffee and pastries and explaining his motivations behind the project, Fielder mentioned yesterday's meeting with the Los Angeles Health Board, who informed him that the penalty for operating his permit-free coffee shop is potentially six months in jail. On the negative comments made by Starbucks to the press, Fielder had some harsh words: "I should say that if they do continue down this road, they risk losing me as a customer."

Comedy Central Wisely Puts All of 'Nathan For You' Online for Free

Inspired by the recent surge of publicity Nathan Fielder is getting for his "Dumb Starbucks" stunt, Comedy Central has put the entire first season of Fielder's show Nathan For You online for free on their website, hoping to get new viewers into the show while everyone is talking about Fielder and Dumb Starbucks.

Nathan For You returns for its second season sometime this summer, and the Dumb Starbucks experiment will be the focus of one episode. Fielder is also making a last-minute appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to discuss Dumb Starbucks.