In 2009, Nate Abshire took the stage at his first open mic at a bar in Minneapolis to spite a girl that wouldn't return his calls. The next year, he placed second in the "Funniest Person in the Twin Cities" contest. In 2012, he made the semifinals of the "Seattle International Comedy Competition." Comedy fans across the country love his sardonic wit, keen writing, and dark turn of mind. The girl still won't return his calls.