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Nathan Fielder Makes a Riveting Commercial for the Toy Ball Doink-It

Nathan for You's second season finale aired last night, and the above commercial is the end product of Fielder's mission to rebrand one toy company's product by associating it with a child's first step into adulthood: "Doink-It: The Only Proof You're Not a Baby." Click through for some other clips from the finale, including Fielder's attempts to get returning guest Simon the breast-loving security guard his very own reality show.

Bill Gates Explains the Difference Between DOS and XP in This 'Nathan for You' Deleted Scene

Nathan for You's favorite Bill Gates impersonator made an appearance during last night's episode, and Comedy Central just posted the above deleted scene in which Fielder asks him to describe the transition between DOS and later operating systems like Windows 95 and XP. True to his role, the Gates impersonator is very professional with his response and gives Fielder a rambling answer about blogs and adjustable screen size.

How 'Nathan for You' Brilliantly Blows Up Reality TV

Popularized by The Office in the early 2000s, the “mockumentary” format has become the common TV style choice to tell loose, location-based, low-concept, character-driven comedies. However, aside from the interview cutaways and the cheeky Jim Halpert camera looks, shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation never truly embrace the idea that their presentation format is documentary or that their characters are anything but fictional.

Nathan For You, created, written, and directed by Nathan Fielder and now in its second season, is much more dedicated to being a true parody of the documentary/reality form both visually and thematically. Set up like a workplace improvement show in the vein [...]

Nathan Fielder Describes a Cut 'Nathan for You' Bit Involving Reiki and Yogurt

"[Reiki]'s like a massage, but you don't touch the person … It's strange. My idea was after the person would remove the energy from people, she could charge people a fee to dispose of it. Maybe she could convince them it was bad for the environment. She did it. She was able to put the energy into a yogurt container. The thing did work, but it was just difficult to convey on tape."

- Nathan Fielder describes a very bizarre-sounding Reiki-themed Nathan for You bit that didn't make the final cut in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

Watch Nathan Fielder Attempt to Be a Hip TV Host

Here's a clip from last night's Nathan for You that's pretty fantastic if you like the idea of Fielder hiring a focus group to turn him into a hip, stylish, v-neck-wearing TV host then testing his new personality on last year's no-nonsense private investigator Brian Wolfe. Click through for the second clip.

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 Tries to Improve a Dating Website in This 'Nathan for You' Sneak Peek

Here's a clip from tonight's new episode of Nathan for You in which Fielder is tasked with helping a dating website attract more women. It might be an extremely sexist idea, but who cares about sexism when women are constantly getting murdered by their creepy dates?

'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 [...]

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."

The Best of Nathan Fielder's Reddit AMA

Nathan for You star Nathan Fielder did a Reddit AMA with fans yesterday that's full of great responses on everything from how he keeps a straight face while filming the show to what it felt like to be called a "wizard of loneliness" by the private detective last season: "As mean as that was, I thought that was incredibly poetic for a guy like him. Very unexpected. But I guess there are many sides to all of us."

Click through to read some of Fielder's best responses from yesterday's AMA.

Nathan Fielder Wants More Women to Give Birth in Taxis in Tonight's 'Nathan for You'

Here's a sneak peek at tonight's new episode of Nathan for You, which follows Fielder as he attempts to help a struggling taxi service owner get the viral bump he needs with the help of as many pregnant women as possible.

Nathan Fielder Describes 'Nathan for You' as "A Social Experiment"

"I can understand why people would call it that, but I don’t really see the stuff I do that way. Pranks are more hidden camera. Our show uses very little hidden cam. It's closer to a social experiment. Everything is visible. The only thing we do hide is people who don’t know what the pitch is, but that's standard for a reality show. They never let people in on the full context."

- Nathan Fielder explains why he doesn't classify his Nathan for You segments as pranks in a new interview with The Daily Beast, which also covers his admiration for The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Inside 'Nathan For You' with Co-Creator Michael Koman

Michael Koman is the co-creator of two of the best comedies on TV — Nathan For You and Eagleheart – and he's about to add a third to his roster. Koman is gearing up for production on an yet-to-be-titled Adult Swim sitcom that pairs Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer, which Koman co-created with Robert Smigel and David Feldman. After spending seven years on the writing staff of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Koman left the late night world, and he's since become some sort of anti-Chuck Lorre, responsible for multiple TV shows that are some of the most original and funny things currently happening on TV. Nathan For [...]

Nathan Fielder Shows David Letterman His Green Card

Here's a clip from David Letterman's interview with Nathan Fielder last night, in which Fielder shows him the "unfortunate typo" on his green card and explains why it's more of a problem for border guards than it is for him. Click through for another clip from the interview.