‘SNL’ Promo: Nice-Guy Comedian Nate Bargatze Shows His Dark Side At Studio 8H

Stand-up comic Nate Bargatze, whose family-friendly routines have earned him the reputation as the Nicest Guy In Comedy, shows an entirely different side of himself in today’s Saturday Night Live promo.

Bargatze, who will make his SNL guest host debut on this Saturday’s Halloween episode, begins the promo in his standard genial mode, apologizing to cast members Andrew Dismukes and Devon Walker for taking up space.

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“You can be anywhere you want,” Dismukes says, with Walker adding, “You’re the star, you’re the host.” The duo advise the newcomer to be “more Hollywood, more edgy.”

The advice goes quickly to his head, and when cast member Chloe Troast offers Bargatze some “welcome coffee,” Nasty Nate makes a sudden arrival.

The Grammy Award-nominated Bargatze, whose streaming stand-up specials include Hello World, The Greatest Average American, The Tennessee Kid and Full Time Magic, is currently touring his show Be Funny. With the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, SNL has been relying on touring stand-up comedians (Pete Davidson, Bargatze) and musicians (Bad Bunny) to serve as guest hosts.

This week’s installment marks the last of three consecutive original episodes. The musical guest is Foo Fighters, the ninth time for the band.

SNL airs on NBC Saturday 11:30 pm ET/10:30 CT/9:30 MT/8:30PT, and streams live on Peacock. It is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

Check out the new promo above.

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