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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Comedian Nick Thune Sports Guitar, Occasional Beard

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 12:47 PM


By Emilie Mutert

Seattle-born and L.A.-based Nick Thune is young and tall and white and has cute facial hair and a guitar. Despite all this he is pretty likable and funny, as you can see in his appear-ances on Conan and The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon or hear when he guests on podcasts like Comedy Bang-Bang! or You Made It Weird. He's cited Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg as influences, and it shows.

Thune's material, featured on his 2010 debut album Thick Noon, is full of one-line absurdisms and subtly clever plays-on-words. He strums acoustic guitar during his sets, which helps to unify the jokes that sometimes seem to come from left field, or even from another field altogether. The 33-year-old's standup style could also be compared to Demetri Martin, except Thune has a beard.
Nick Thune is performing six sets at the Punchline Comedy Club, March 20-23, starting at 7:30 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F. Tickets are $22.

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