Nick Thune performs as part of the inaugural TBS Presents A Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs Chicago, held June 17-21, 2009.
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December 8, 1979
Nick Thune Overview:
Like the comedians who inspired him -- Steve Martin
and Mitch Hedberg
-- musical comedian Nick Thune revels in the deadpan, absurdist one-liner. Strumming a guitar as he delivers one joke after another, Thune isn't exactly a musical comedian (though he does perform songs) as much as he uses music to accompany his comedy. And though the guitar may seem a little like a gimmick, it's helped Thune carve out a niche for himself -- he's the guitar comic, or "that guy with the guitar." The fact that he has really funny material doesn't hurt, either.
Quick Nick Thune Facts:
- Nick Thune was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.
- After struggles with alcohol as a teenager, Thune traveled around to high schools to speak about his experiences.
- He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue a career in stand-up.
- His first Comedy Central Presents stand-up special debuted in 2008.
- Thune's first stand-up album, Thick Noon, was released in 2010 on Comedy Central Records.
Addtional Nick Thune Facts:
- Thune was a correspondent on the short-lived The Jay Leno Show on NBC.
- Before getting into stand-up, Thune worked as an MC and DJ for weddings and bar mitzvahs.
- He was the leader of an ironic cover band called the No Hablos.
- He played small parts in the films Unaccompanied Minors, Knocked Up and Extract.
- He made a series of internet shorts, called iThunes, for Comedy Central.
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