Nate Bargatze is returning to Utah.

The Nashville-based comedian is scheduled to perform at the Delta Center on Saturday, Sept. 30, as part of the Be Funny Tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. on Bargatze’s website.

Tickets for his upcoming shows, including the Salt Lake City date, went on “presale” Thursday and the website crashed.

“Wow. So crazy that you all crashed the site due (to) demand,” Bargatze tweeted.

A follow-up tweet said the site was moving “to a new home that can handle the traffic.”

The comedian, whose special “Hello, World” hit Amazon Prime in late January, performed four shows at Salt Lake City’s Eccles Theater in February 2022.

View Comments

Bargatze, who embraces the label of “clean comedian“ and was described by The Atlantic in 2021 as “the nicest man in stand-up,” has two Netflix specials, a Comedy Central special and 10 appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to go along with his latest Amazon special.

The moment Nate Bargatze knew Utah loved him
The case for clean comedy

In a recent interview with the Deseret News, Bargatze spoke about his growing Utah fanbase and the moment he realized how large his following was here.

“You always heard (Jim) Gaffigan and (Brian) Regan could go there. ... You heard, ‘If you’re clean, you do really great in Salt Lake City,’” Bargatze said. “The first time I’d go there, I’d go to the comedy club Wiseguys. Keith (Stubbs) over there, he would book you. Every time I went, it’s like the next time was a little more crowded and then a little more crowded. And then it was slowly kind of going.

“I actually now have a lot of close friends that live in Salt Lake City. And I actually end up there a lot. The Eccles was probably where you’re like, ‘Oh, all right.’ We did four shows there. When we did that, you’re like, ‘All right, I think I’m finally.’ ... Because I wanted to. I’d always just heard about it. Hopefully, all these people will learn who you are. And especially with my comedy. You just know that would be a really good audience for me. This last trip to Eccles was a big one. I could definitely feel it. It was definitely building and building.”

Join the Conversation
Looking for comments?
Find comments in their new home! Click the buttons at the top or within the article to view them — or use the button below for quick access.