Nathan Fielder is back in “The Rehearsal”

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It’s the middle of the week, and there’s there’s a lot going on. First, the last January 6 the audition turned a drink-sipping conspiracy theorist into a meme. Twitter is sue Elon Musk for attempting to withdraw from its offer to buy the company. And the first images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope inspire a lot of silly modifications.

We also have a column from Audra on the new Nathan Fielder To display.

—TK


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‘The Rehearsal’ shows us the ‘Fielder method

Nathan Fielder returns to television this week with Repetitiona six-episode series that explores just how willing someone can be to be honest.

With Nathan for you, the Comedy Central series that ran from 2013 to 2017, Fielder offered ideas to small business owners that could help their business. But the humor often came from the clumsy Fielder inserting himself a little too intimately into the piece or making the plot much more elaborate than necessary. In a recent Vulture interview, fellow actor H. Jon Benjamin says that when he first looked Nathan for youhe saw Fielder “sort of exposing his own obsessive personality disorder”.

Intimacy and obsession are built into the premise of Repetitionwhich debuts on Friday the HBO Max. Although the first episode is about a man who needs help talking to a friend about a little white lieand another focuses on a man having problems with his legacy (all with the help of actors), the main story of Repetition Fielder helps a woman decide if she wants to have children by hiring a handful of child actors to play her son at different ages.

By Episode 3, Fielder is—crucially⁠—part of the experience. In a shot that made me gasp, Fielder subtly rewinds time when he thinks he hasn’t done a good enough job in a particular role.

As Jason Zinoman wrote for the New York Times when How To With John Wilson season 2 has debuted (Fielder is an executive producer on this show), a “quiet revolution” in the unscripted comedy took place. In Repetition, Fielder thinks a lot about how he approached these chaotic rehearsals and what he might miss. But sometimes, all of his storytelling starts to weigh in on what’s happening onscreen.

A standout episode, and which could perhaps have been fleshed out a bit more, is devoted to the teaching of “Fielder method“-an extreme method acting exercise for the purposes of Repetition. But Fielder also partakes in his own method, blurring the line between reality and HBO-funded set design. I haven’t seen the final yet, but yes NFYit was any indicationit will be big.

Audra Schröder


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*First published: July 13, 2022, 2:31 p.m. CDT

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly is the culture editor of Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. His writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.

Tiffany Kelly

Audra Schröder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s Senior Entertainment Editor, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch and Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.

Audra Schröder

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