Nick Thune

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Nick Thune
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Thune performing at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, January 2010
Nicholas Ivan Thune

1979/1980 (age 39–40)[1]
OccupationActor, comedian, musician
Comedy career
MediumStand-up, television, film
GenresAnecdotal comedy

Nicholas Ivan Thune is an American actor, comedian, and musician.

Life and career[edit]

Thune was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Redmond.[2][3][4] Thune moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in stand-up.[4] His early stand-up shows focused on wordplay while he played the guitar, which he has said was used as more of a prop than to create musical comedy.[5][6][7] He has performed on The Tonight Show eight times, and was featured in a Comedy Central Presents special in 2007.[4][8]

In February 2009, Thune performed at the DTD Reality concert at the University of Southern California.[9]

Thune's debut album, Thick Noon, was released on February 23, 2010 by Comedy Central Records.[2]

Thune's first hour-long stand-up special, Nick Thune: Folk Hero, premiered on Netflix in February 2014.[3][10] The special was later released on CD and vinyl.[3][11]

His second hour-long special, Good Guy, premiered on December 22, 2016 on NBC's Seeso platform.[12][6] The special was filmed in October 2016 in Portland, Oregon.[13] Much of the special was based on the thoughts Thune had prior to having his first child.[13][6] The special is a change in style for him, as he no longer used his guitar throughout the performance.[6][5][7] He first started performing without his guitar after breaking his arm in Tampa, and while continuing work without being able to play the guitar, he realized he enjoyed being on stage without it.[7]


Thune was cast as a lead in the 2010 NBC pilot for Beach Lane starring opposite Matthew Broderick.[14] However, the pilot was not picked up as a series.[15] He has since made guest appearances on the comedy programs Traffic Light and Happy Endings in 2011, and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 in 2012.[3]

Thune worked on a pilot in 2016 with his creative partner Kevin Parker Flynn, Holy Sh*t, a workplace comedy about a small church avoiding a mega-church takeover.[12][6][7] The pilot was produced by Mila Kunis' production company.[6][16]


Thune had small roles in the movies Knocked Up and Unaccompanied Minors.[2][3][4][7] In 2017, Thune starred in Dave Made a Maze, playing the titular character.[17] He also starred in the film People You May Know, directed by Sherwin Shilati.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Thune and his wife have one child.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Very Funny Show
2010 Beach Lane James Wilson TV Movie
2011 I Hate That I Love You Brad TV Movie
Traffic Light Ben Episode: "Pilot"
Happy Endings Tommy Episode: "Barefoot Pedaler"
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Willoughby Episode: " A Weekend in the Hamptons..."
2013 Burning Love Teddy Recurring
Crazytown Boomer TV Movie
Above Average Presents Episode: "Finish What We Started - Behind the Scenes"
Laugh Trek 4 episodes
2014 Old Soul Charlie TV Movie
Tom Green Live Himself Episode: "Guests: David Faustino, Stacy Keach & Nick Thune"
Garfunkel and Oates Nick Episode: "Speechless"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Charlie Pedactor Episode: "Dane Cook Wears a Black Blazer & Tailored Pants"
2015 WTF America Casey Pilot
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Unaccompanied Minors Handsome Santa
2007 Knocked Up Allison's Friend
2009 Spring Breakdown Dan - Announcer
Extract Guitar Salesman #2
2010 Successful Alcoholics Alex Short
Ed Hardy Boyz: The Case of the Missing Sick Belt Buckle Short
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Petey Sinclair
Don't Fade Away Matty P
2011 Talking Hedz Short
Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury Barry
Nick and Andy: Coming Soon Short
2012 Dream World Deke
Not That Funny Norm Getz
2013 Miles Fisher: Finish What We Started Short
2014 Bad Johnson Rich's Penis
2015 The Breakup Girl Lewis
2016 Dreamland Jason
Urge Danny
2017 Dave Made a Maze Dave
Mr. Roosevelt Eric
People You May Know Jed
61: Highway to Hell The Haunted
2018 Venom Beardo at Bar
The Possession of Hannah Grace[21] Randy


  1. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (15 June 2018). ""I Sold the Same Special Twice!" How Netflix Is Driving an L.A. Comedy Gold Rush". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Nick Thune". Earwolf. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Nick Thune". All Things Comedy. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  4. ^ a b c d Albertson, Jeff (2016-09-01). "Hometown heroes to take Bumbershoot comedy stage". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  5. ^ a b Logan, Brian (2016-02-03). "Nick Thune review – a standup too cool for punchlines". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Wicks, Amanda (21 December 2016). "For Nick Thune, Storytelling Runs in the Family". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  7. ^ a b c d e Freeman, Thomas (23 December 2016). "Comedian Nick Thune Talks Beards, Religion, and Laying the Smack Down on Ashlee Simpson's Entourage". Maxim. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  8. ^ "Nick Thune". Comedy Central Stand-Up. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Nick Thune profile". Loud Letters. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  10. ^ Rozeman, Mark (21 February 2014). "Nick Thune: Folk Hero". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  11. ^ a b "Folk Hero". Amazon. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ a b Chesler, Josh (2016-12-12). "How Nick Thune Became Comedy's Creepy Youth Pastor". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  13. ^ a b Hamedy, Saba (22 December 2016). "The big change that inspired Nick Thune's new comedy special". Mashable. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 April 2010). "Nick Thune Enters NBC's 'Beach Lane'". Deadline. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  15. ^ "NBC Cancels Matthew Broderick Pilot, 'Beach Lane'". Broadway World. Wisdom Digital Media. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Holy Sh*t: Nick Thune Comedy Series in the Works at ABC". TV Series Finale. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  17. ^ Barkan, Jonathan (6 July 2017). "Fantasy and Horror Collide in Dave Made a Maze Trailer". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  18. ^ "People You May Know". IMDb. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Thick Noon". Amazon. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Good Guy". Amazon. 24 February 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  21. ^ Thomas, Johnson (2018-12-07). "The Possession of Hannah Grace Movie Review - Spook-less revisit of a genre fixation". mid-day. Retrieved 2018-12-07.

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