My book Not Quite a Genius is a collection of comedy essays and stories.

It is in stores now.

"Nate Dern is funny. Officially. But the most moving parts of the book are those filled with — I have no better way to say this — heart. I found myself most affected by the pieces that didn’t even try to be humorous, or did so only fleetingly and rarely with any early indication of the tough subject matter they’d be addressing."

- Baratunde Thurston, The New York Times

photo by Mindy Tucker

photo by Mindy Tucker


Not Quite a Genius is available as an audiobook and I did the narration myself! 

Here's a preview:

Audiobook available now on Audible and iTunes!


Classic Cars of the Future

I star in this series from Funny Or Die made by Adriana Robles and Hannah Levy. The premise is that I’m a car collector from the future collecting classic cars of the past that are actually just the regular ass cars of today.


Every Damn Sketch Show - web series on Comedy Central

Check out this multi-part episodic sketch series about what is like behind the scenes at Comedy Central making digital content for the internet. As you might expect, things get wacky.


The Reason Nobody Likes You

I wrote/directed this dark sci-fi sketch for Funny Or Die. Featuring Brian Jordan Alvarez, Stephanie Koenig, Diego Boneta, and David Bernon.

The Handman's Tale (Parody Of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale)

I act in this video for Funny Or Die written by the talented Hannah Levy & Adriana Robles.


The Reason You Haven't Had Sex In So Long

I wrote/directed this video for Funny Or Die, featuring Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick). 


Mr. Student Body President - go90 narrative series

I wrote for this great go90 narrative series called Mr. Student Body President starring Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) that you can watch online:



How Many Farts Measure a Life? - short film

How Many Farts Measure a Life? is a darkly comedic short film about a self-obsessed millennial who chokes to death on a pizza crust and then in heaven meets an angel who presents her with a book that has all of the statistics from her life.

Official selection of the 2016 All Shorts Irvington Film Festival and the 2016 San Francisco Indie Fest Another Hole In The Head Film Festival.

Written/directed/edited by Nate Dern. Based on a short story from his book Not Quite a Genius. 

Starring: Natasha Vaynblat, Jo Firestone, Chet Siegel, Aaron Jackson, Sebastian Conelli, Carrie McCrossen, Caroline Martin

 

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This Is a Dream and I'm Going to Kill You - short film

This Is a Dream and I'm Going to Kill You is a surrealist short film that explores a simple conversation that happens in bed between a couple: she tells him that this is a dream and that she is going to kill him, but because it is a dream, he doesn't need to worry about it. 

Official selection of the 2016 Indie Horror Film Festival.

Written/directed/edited by Nate Dern. Based on a short story from his book Not Quite a Genius. 

Starring: Sunita Mani and Anthony Apruzzese. 


Thank you for visiting the website NateDern.com. As a sign of my gratitude, here is a photo of me wearing sandals sitting on a motorcycle in front of a cornfield. 

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