Nathan Fielder is flying high.
The host of Comedy Central's Nathan For You, the comedian/comedy writer is on a hot streak. Do not ask him why, though, because he is just as confused as you are.
"Nowadays, people accept these reality TV experts," he said. "I've gone to all these businesses and not one person has asked me, 'So what are your qualifications?' Because people assume that if you have a TV crew filming and going around with you, then you’re an expert."
A graduate of the University of Victoria in Canada, where he majored in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Fielder decided to pursue a different life - the life of the docu-series.
Nathan For You, which airs its finale tonight at 10:30 p.m., has shown Fiedler traveling throughout Southern California while trying to convince entrepreneurs to follow his crazy marketing plans - including customers going on an overnight camping trip for a rebate, a "poo-flavored" yogurt treat and allowing attractive customers to shoplift at a boutique.
While these plans are out there, Fielder was shot down by his network for an absolutely insane idea.
"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 to cover it," Fielder said. "We had an entertaining twist set up for it. But Comedy Central just literally looked at me like I was insane when I said it. We had a very clear plan, we looked at how much it would cost, we could get for $60,000 a 737 to do a short flight. We had a way to make it safe... But I was looked at like I was insane."
Have you seen Nathan For You? What do you think of the series?