Nato Green, one of the most recent exports from the legendary San Francisco comedy scene, makes his first return home since decamping to New York to write Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell for FX. Nato will headline two nights at the Punchline for his first billed performance since taping his debut comedy album live in Oakland in May.
Nato Green was summed up more or less accurately by The East Bay Express as, “erudite and acerbic, a San Francisco-raised father, union organizer, gastronome, bibliophile, and political sparkplug.” Nato is a writer for the new Chris Rock-produced late-night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which was just renewed for a second season on the FX Network on Thursdays. In 2012, he released his first standup album The Nato Green Party through RooftopComedy.com.
Nato tours with W. Kamau Bell & Janine Brito as Laughter Against the Machine, the guerrilla stand-up comedy tour, like Doctors Without Borders with jokes. Laughter Against the Machine conducted a Kicktstarter campaign to film a feature-length tour documentary from the frontlines of American controversy, unexpectedly landing in the middle of Occupy Wall Street and the Oakland general strike.
Nato was named SF Weekly’s Best Comedian of 2010 and got his own cover story in 2011 for getting “smarter and faster” and putting on “legendary” shows that keep audiences “doubled over.” Nato is the creator of Iron Comic, the Iron Chef-spoofing comedy game show that he often co-hosts with Moshe Kasher. Nato's humor commentaries have appeared in Huffington Post, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Rumpus, The Bold Italic, and more.
“Righteous and hilarious, bracing and a hoot, Nato Green is like finding a shot of bourbon at your co-worker's stupid vegan potluck.”
--Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket
“The Nato Green Party is funny, smart, thoughtful, goofy and political. As of now, I suffer no consequences for my steadfast belief that Nato is one of the funniest comics in our country, but I would stage a sit-in. If it fits in between my Ashtanga yoga and zine-making classes.”
--Maria Bamford, Comedian
“Nato Green is the real deal; cogent, hilarious and indispensable.”
--Greg Proops, Comedian, The Smartest Man in the World podcast
“I’ve always tried to provide the soundtrack to the revolution. Nato Green provides the laugh track.”
--Boots Riley of hip-hop group The Coup.