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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 [...]

A Video Guide to Nathan Fielder's Pre-Comedy Central Years

For fans of Nathan Fielder's new Comedy Central show, Nathan For You, or his hilarious Twitter experiments, it may seem like the comedian came out of nowhere this past year, but Fielder's recent success is a result of cultivating his comedic voice via YouTube videos, which led him to TV work on Canada's This Hour Has 22 Minutes and previous Comedy Central shows Important Things with Demetri Martin and Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Nathan Fielder began making his own short films as a 23-year-old living in Toronto in 2006, and his YouTube channel, which features over 30 original videos (short films, web series, and [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Nathan for You' for a Second Season

Comedy Central did the right thing today and picked up its critically-acclaimed series Nathan for You for a second season. Billed as a "docu-reality" series that follows comedian Nathan Fielder as he uses his business degree to advise struggling companies, Nathan for You is easily TV's best new comedy, and it should get even better in its second season. Created by Fielder and Michael Koman (Eagleheart, Conan),  Nathan For You wrapped its eight-episode first season last week. The network says Season 2 will debut in 2014 and consist of 10 episodes this time around. Hopefully, Comedy Central will allow Fielder to strap himself to the front of a plane to [...]

Comedy Central Wouldn't Let Nathan Fielder Strap Himself to the Front of a Plane

Comedy Central's Nathan for You has been one of the funniest and most inventive new series of the year, thanks largely to the clever stunts star Nathan Fielder attempts each episode. THR has a profile with Fielder out this week in which he discusses a big crazy stunt Comedy Central wouldn't let him do. He wanted to strap himself to a plane to promote the show, Fielder explains:

I wanted to do a stunt to market my own show, where I strap myself to the outside front of a 737 for a flight from LAX to Burbank, like a short haul thing, and get all the media there [...]

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."

Nathan Fielder Has a New Twitter Experiment About Parents and STD's

Nathan Fielder, host of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, has been performing funny experiments on Twitter in which he asks his followers to text terrible things to their loved ones and post the response, and he has a new one today in which he asked people to text their parents for STD advice. Fielder wrote, "Experiment: text your parents "If you think u gave someone an STD is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend." Then tweet response," and we have a collection of the best responses below:

Nathan Fielder Has Another Text Message Prank that's Destroying Romantic Relationships This Time

Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, gained a lot of media attention last month when he asked his Twitter followers to "mistakenly" send a text about a drug deal to their parents. He's at it again with a new Twitter "experiment" aimed to ruin people's romantic relationships instead this time around. Yesterday, Fielder tweeted, "Experiment: text the person ur dating "I haven't been fully honest with you" then dont reply to them for 1 hr (& tweet pic of thr response)," and he already has dozens of followers who listened to what he said. Fielder had another one of these prior to the drug one, [...]

Check Out Nathan Fielder's Other Twitter Prank, Involving Parents and Dollar Store Condoms

Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's excellent Nathan for You, is getting a lot of attention this week after a Twitter experiment in which he asked his followers to prank their parents by pretending to accidentally send them a text about selling drugs. This is not Fielder's first foray into this sort of thing. He previously asked his followers to text their fathers "Will dollar store condoms work the same as regular brands?"

Check out some of the best responses below (via Comedy Central's Tumblr):

Watch Nathan Fielder Make His Late Night Debut

Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's excellent new show Nathan for You, made his late night talk show debut last night on Craig Ferguson. Like most first time late night guests, he accidentally spilled a cup of water in his lap. These things take practice.

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.

Kristen Wiig, Bob Odenkirk, and Tons More Will Guest Star on Comedy Central's 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central today announced a long list of big-name comedy people who will be guest starring on the network's upcoming show Drunk History. Based on Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner's Funny or Die web series of the same name and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Drunk History follows intoxicated comedians recounting historical events to the best of their abilities while famous actors reenact the inaccurate history tales. Hosted by Waters, the show premieres July 9th at 10 and will travel to a different city each week and feature comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero, and Jenny Slate talking about historical events like the rise [...]

Nathan Fielder Doesn't Know What Your Parents Are Talking About

Last week, Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, asked his Twitter followers to play a prank on their parents by "accidentally" sending them a text about a drug deal and quickly following it up with "Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you." Dozens of kids followed suit and ruined their parental relationships for the sake of posting a picture of the text message conversation on Twitter, but now Nathan Fielder has stepped up to the plate to set things right.

Over the weekend, Fielder tweeted out his phone number so he can personally explain the joke to parents, writing, "If your parents are mad & [...]

'Nathan for You's Nathan Fielder Has Kids Play a Fun Drug Deal Prank on Their Parents

Comedy Central's new comedy Nathan for You is one of the funniest on TV, and yesterday afternoon, its star Nathan Fielder wrote a tweet that is quickly destroying parent-child relationships all across America. Fielder tweeted, "Experiment: text your parents 'got 2 grams for $40' then right after 'Sorry ignore that txt. Not for you' Then tweet pic of their response." Dozens of his fans followed his suggestion and sent their parents those two text messages, and the responses are pretty amusing and maybe almost worth all the people they're upsetting.

Check out some images of the best parent/child Nathan Fielder drug dealer text messages below (via Uproxx):