“Nathan Timmel brings an original twist to common experiences and thoughts. You’re often caught off-guard when he seems to hit below the belt on various topics. Then, you realize he makes a point as he makes you laugh. He’s refreshingly unpredictable.”
Samara B. Palubiski, comedy booker of 20 years
“I had the pleasure of escorting, meeting and chatting with over 60 celebrities last summer and autumn and I would recommend Nathan Timmel over every single one.”
Captain Ryan Olsen, USAF, From a tour in Iraq, 2010
When but six years old, Nathan conned his sweet little grandmother into buying him a record album. The cover pictured a man picking his nose, and what’s funnier to a six-year-old than boogers? That album was George Carlin’s “Class Clown,” and soon Nathan was the only child running around the playground shouting the “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say On Television.” Thus began Nathan’s descent into a career in stand up comedy.
Since those auspicious beginnings, Nathan has: performed at comedy clubs across the country, recorded several comedy CD’s—two of which receive regular airplay on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio—thrice visited the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, been overseas for American Troops eight times—hotspots such as Iraq and Afghanistan included—and performed for international audiences in locations such as Seoul, South Korea. In 2009, nine newspapers wrote promotional articles about Nathan, and on two occasions he was the sole guest on Iowa Public Radio’s “The Exchange.”
To his mother’s delight, Nathan put his degree in English into use by writing of his exploits as a comedian. He has been lucky enough to find his musings published most prominently in the worldwide military newspaper Stars & Stripes. He currently writes for Rooftop Comedy, posting a mix of original work and interviews with comedic celebrities such as Rob Corddry and Margaret Cho.
Cutting past partisan politics and getting down to matters we all agree on is one of Nathan’s many skills as a wordsmith; though the media may try to separate us as a people, Nathan is here to unite all using one weapon: the sound of laughter.
A storyteller with the ability to hit with one liners, Nathan sticks close to home when it comes to material. He talks of his tours overseas, his daughter’s poopy diapers, and his experiences in getting his wife pregnant (which is material she doesn’t always appreciate).
Nathan currently lives near Iowa City, Iowa, with his wife, daughter, one cat, and a puppy named “Kitty.”
“Regardless of age, race, or gender, Nathan Timmel’s show is not to be missed. His common sense look at our world is almost as eye opening as it is hilarious. If you didn’t think we are stupid, lazy, & over protective people, this vegetarian of 20 years will soon convince you otherwise. He deserves to be noticed.”
Mark Klampe, Owner, Goonie’s Comedy Club, Rochester, MN
“I thank you for a truly original and provocative comedy show. I find most comedians funny but all seem much the same with a bit of personal touch. All comedians are funny in their own style, but their topics are always far too predictable and merely a twist on old subject matter. Mr. Timmel, your show on the other hand was completely original and one of the most provocative and memorable comedy shows it has been my pleasure to host or to have been in attendance of. Your show came from the deep backyard of virgin territory, and while you tap-danced the borderline, you kept me and the audience dumbfounded and choking on laughter. If anybody was ever meant to stand before a crowd of people and talk it is you, and even thought you are without a doubt a SICK PUPPY, you’re a damn funny one. It was truly a pleasure to have you here and hope we cross paths again.”
Kurt Iseda, Entertainment Coordinator, Fleet Activities Dept. of the Navy