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Nathan Fielder and Conan O'Brien Talk Instagram and Dumb Starbucks

Nathan Fielder was a guest on Conan last night, and when O'Brien asked him to explain his recent Instagram stunt he gave a pretty simple answer — he was just trying to give back to fans, but unfortunately his private activities were made known to the world. Click through to watch Fielder tell O'Brien about Dumb Starbucks and how it made him greedy: "In a way I let my guard down and the devil climbed inside me."

Nathan Fielder on Fascinating People, Social Awkwardness, and Taking 'Nathan for You' Abroad

Nathan Fielder might play a hopelessly awkward and highly unorthodox business consultant on his hit Comedy Central series Nathan for You, but it's a role he's mastered thanks to years of experience embracing and exaggerating what he once thought were the "terrible" parts to his personality — the compulsion to talk during awkward conversational pauses, a lack of finesse with girls, and the persistent insecurity that comes along with being a social outsider. Now that the second season of Nathan for You is in full swing, I recently talked with Fielder about what he's learned from last season, how he and Nathan for You co-creator Michael Koman make the [...]

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.

'Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks Episode Is Finally Here, and He's Selling His Parody Art on eBay

Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks episode aired last night, but before opening up the store Fielder had to prove — for legal reasons — that he had a history of making parody art. To do this, he first hooked up with the LA coffee shop owner he originally intended to help to write some parody songs, but soon after he decided to pursue a parody art career on his own, which you can check out in the above clip. Fielder also announced today that the show is auctioning off his parody art pieces on eBay for charity, so if you've always dreamed of a "T.G.I. Fart" sign hanging on [...]

'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 [...]

Preview Next Week's Dumb Starbucks Episode of 'Nathan for You'

After much anticipation, Nathan Fielder's epic Dumb Starbucks prank from earlier this year will finally be featured in next week's Nathan for You, and Comedy Central just released the above sneak peek. It turns out that Dumb Starbucks wasn't a prank at all but an "artistic experience."

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."