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  • Comedian Nathan Macintosh will perform at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Jan. 20. Photo: Phil Provencio / Contributed Photo

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Comedian Nathan Macintosh will perform at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Jan. 20.

Comedian Nathan Macintosh will perform at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Jan. 20.

Photo: Phil Provencio / Contributed Photo

Comedian Nathan Macintosh to perform at FTC’s StageOne

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Puppy love played a role in Nathan Macintosh’s career as a comedian. It turned out, however, the girl he used to moon over was into his sense of humor, but was unfortunately oblivious to his overall charm.

“I first learned I might be able to do comedy when I was a kid and made a girl I had a huge crush on laugh,” Macintosh said. “It felt amazing. She ended up dating some grease bag, so I also learned I had to work harder.”

Macintosh, who hails from Canada, did just that and wound up performing at such events as the Halifax Comedy Festival and the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also had his own special on the Comedy Network and has been on such television programs as “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS.

The comedian shared more in a recent email interview, along with details about his gig at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Saturday, Jan. 20. The show kicks off the new FTC Comedy Presents series.

“I bring energy, and loudly talk about things going on in the world or my own life,” Macintosh said. “Basically, I rant with a smile.”

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StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St. Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:45 p.m. $29. 203-259-1036, www.fairfieldtheatre.org

Among the subjects he’ll address Saturday is “why I’m not ready to have kids, even though everyone my age has them.”

We don’t know this for sure, but perhaps it’s because his mobile phone screen is cracked. Macintosh has said if you can’t hold something you hold every day without dropping it, you’re not ready for a baby. Or maybe he just doesn’t have enough space. “I live in New York so my place is small,” he said. “It’s cool, though. I like being able to see all my stuff whenever I want.”

Queens is where he hangs his hat. Macintosh said he likes it there, but isn’t too thrilled with his 12-year-old neighbor’s dog, especially when the neighbor and dog are outside.

“No way anyone with no upper body strength should walk a dog that can bite through a gate,” he said.

Discussing his work in comedy, Macintosh said “becoming famous” is the most challenging part.

“It’s gotta be, right? Is that what other comedians say? I mean, that becoming famous part is ROUGH. I love coming up with an idea and taking it to a live audience. There’s nothing like it, if they like it.”

Fortunately, the audience did like his act when Macintosh was on Colbert’s late-night show in October and Macintosh enjoyed Colbert. “He was very nice and welcoming, Southern charm all the way.”

Of course, having the opportunity to perform in the Ed Sullivan Theater was “a real experience,” he said.

“Every famous person you’ve ever thought about has been through at some point.”

Not to mention, Macintosh said, they give you an amazing gift bag.

“I mean, that gift bag? That gift bag was FIRE!!!! (Air horn air horn air horn! Nathan jumps through window out of excitement. Realizes interview is not done and comes back through window.)”

lkoonz@newstimes.com; Twitter: @LindaTKoonz

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