About Nate Clark

Nate Clark is a writer, performer, and activist based in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently a regular performer at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

Nate began his career performing onstage in New York as well as for regional theaters across the country. Early credits include Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Demetrius in Titus Andronicus at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival1, Desire Caught By The Tail at the Union Square Theater, and The Last Sunday In June2,3 at the Caldwell Theater. His acting has been noted for a "subtle and affecting performance4" and a “fresh delivery”5 of classical text.

After moving to Los Angeles, Nate began performing sketch and improvisational comedy. He was a member of the Sunday Company at the Groundlings Theater, where his original sketches included CampsiteThe Sound of SilenceColonial Penn, and dozens more. While performing at the Groundlings he began filming sketches for YouTube, including The Booth—which features Tony Hale, Mindy Sterling and Jordan Black in cameos—and Pussy and Waffles, which he co-wrote with Chris Eckert. He also appeared as an actor in numerous sketches written by others, including the wildly popular Resting Bitch Facewritten by Patric Cagle.

In 2012, he joined the original cast of Quick & Funny Musicals at UCB where he has written and performed in over 50 original, scripted musical comedies. Nate went on to produce the show, and the company has since sold out performances at the SF Sketch Fest, the New York Musical Festival, and appeared on Seeso. Los Angeles Magazine said "genius is often on display during the pop culture-inspired 'Quick & Funny Musicals'."6 He has performed solo at Riot LA, the Improv comedy club, and in his one man show, Nate Clark Does Kilimanjaro. His video response to YouTuber Joey Graceffa went viral with 4M views. He's appeared in Hollywood Darlings (Pop), Suburgatory (ABC), Dinner with Friends/Family… (Adult Swim), It Happened In L.A., etc. (IMDb).

In addition to writing hundreds of original sketches and comedic songs, Nate Clark's television writing credits include the original pilots Granted (Fox), Miami Knights (Fox), Chiropractor/Poltergeist, and The Oddballs. He also wrote the half-hour pilot Sugar High for Tom Broecker (SNL) and JL Pomeroy's company BehindTheLine, based on a story he co-created with Laura Schooling. He was a member of the Fox Writers Intensive7, and a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab with Not So Much, a short-form comedy based on his life with his husband, Allen Loeb. Additionally, Clark and Loeb co-wrote the animated series Somewhere In Palm Springs.

Nate Clark can be heard as a voice actor in a variety of projects. His commercial credits include spots for Wendy’s, Land Rover, Louis Vuitton, P.F. Chang’s, Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr., Hewlett Packard, Tiffany & Co., and many more. He narrated 30 episodes of Paranormal TV (SyFy), and he's been the voice of promos for NPR affiliate 89.9 KCRW for more than a decade. He's also voice-hosted dozens of live events at The Greek Theatre, The Beverly Hilton, and more. (Click HERE to listen.) Nate voiced characters in several episodes of Animation Domination High Definition (Fox), he sang in the pilot of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) and also for Rachel Bloom's holiday comedy album Suck It, Christmas, and he's the voice of Tate in Somewhere In Palm Springs.

In 2020, Nate published his first book, How I Did It: A Fitness Nerd's Guide to Losing Fat & Gaining Lean Muscle. The book details the strategies he used to lose more than 30 pounds of fat and gain 10 pounds of muscle after years of struggling to lose weight. Kirkus Reviews acclaimed the book to be "an accessible approach to weight loss delivered in the voice of a supportive coach" full of "frank and often funny language."8

Nate served on the Human Services Commission for the City of West Hollywood from 2017 - 2019. The commission reviews the city's social services contracts and makes funding recommendations to Council and city staff. Nate continues to advocate for disenfranchised communities in the areas of homelessness, income inequality, racial justice and representation, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental sustainability, and civic participation.

1. [O’Connor, J., and K. Goodland. A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance Since 1991: Volume 3, USA and Canada (Springer, 2016), 1432, 1861.]

2. [Hodges, Ben. Theatre World: 2002-2003 (Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004), 193.]

3. [Jones, Kenneth. “Last Sunday in June Gets FL Premiere, Concurrent With Off-Bway, June 20.” LINK Playbill, June 16, 2003.]

4. [UNIVERSITY PRESS. “The Last Sunday in June: A Light-Hearted Romp Featuring Men in Love.” LINK Accessed May 24, 2020.]

5. [Nicholson, David. “‘Much Ado’ at Virginia’s Shakespeare Festival in Williamsburg” Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia), July 9, 2000.]

6. [Shatkin, Elina. "An Insider’s Guide to the New Upright Citizens Brigade Complex."LINK Los Angeles Magazine (blog), December 23, 2014.]

7. [“Fox Writers Intensive 2014 Finalists — Full List – Deadline.” LINK n.d. Accessed May 24, 2020.]

8. [HOW I DID IT | Kirkus Reviews. Sept. 3, 2020. LINK]

About Nate Clark