Sleepy, schlubby Nate Bargatze is an absurdly observant stand-up comedian and, at least professionally, clean. But comedy without f-bombs doesn't necessarily mean it's without teeth. The son of a professional clown, Bargatze has a Southern charm that has likely gotten him banished to the couch by the missus more than once. He could easily go blue but has instead found success keeping the jokes network-friendly — he was a member of Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour and has amassed a fair amount of late-night appearances. For some, scooping the profanity out would leave a lot of gaps in their routine, but Bargatze's wry, Everyman drawl only benefits from the restraints. Catch him at Meltdown for just $5. Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Mon., Sept. 29, 9 p.m.; $5. (323) 851-7223,

Mon., Sept. 29, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/29/14)

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