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Humorist Nick Offerman returns with a collection of his sawdusty musings on survival in the wild, living with enthusiasm, and most importantly, the cultivation of fulsome body hair.
OFFERMAN is an actor, writer and woodworker, best known as the character of Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit comedy series “Parks & Recreation.” For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Offerman and his wife Megan Mullally debuted their EPIX comedy special “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” on May 19, 2017. The special originates from their comedy tour with the same name which began in 2015 and toured across the US and UK. Offerman’s previous comedy special “American Ham” was released on Netflix in December, 2014.
In 2015, Offerman was seen in “A Walk in the Woods” and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” He also acted as a co-producer for the documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” which made its debut at SXSW. That year, Offerman was also seen in the second season of the FX series “Fargo”, for which he received a nomination for a Critics’ Choice TV Award.
In 2013, Offerman released his New York Times bestselling book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. He released his second New York Times bestseller, Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers, in May 2015. In October 2016, he released his third New York Times bestselling book called Good Clean Fun about his very own Offerman Woodshop.
Offerman got his start in the Chicago theater community, where he was a founding member of the Defiant Theatre. He also worked extensively at Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Wisdom Bridge and Pegasus Players, among others. In 2014, he starred with Mullally in the play “Annapurna” at the Acorn Theatre in New York. His stage work also includes the off-Broadway play “Adding Machine,” the 2015 Huntington Theater production of “A Confederacy of Dunces”, and he is a company member of the Evidence Room Theater Company in Los Angeles.
In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items ranging from fine furniture to canoes to ukuleles.