Nick Hart for Madison
Mayor - 2019


You’ve had the worst of the best for a long time.

Time to try the best of the worst.

Nick Hart


Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, he attended Lander University and earned a B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis on Criminal Justice. He moved to Madison in the fall of 2003, and during the winter, planned to leave Madison in February of 2004, but toughed it out until May, fell in love with city, and has been here ever since.

Nick, a comedian by trade and municipal activist by guilt, ran for Mayor of Madison in 2011, facing off against such other candidates as Hizzoner Paul Soglin and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. He spoke to his people, debated with the field. and garnered 2% of the popular primary vote. All for the low cost of $100 spent on the campaign overall.

Nick Hart has been performing comedy all over the country at clubs, bowling alleys, wine bars, and casinos for the past eight years. Nick was a quarter-finalist at the The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2011, LaughFest 2014, Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2014, as well as the winner of the 2017 Madison's Funniest Comic Competition. He has shared the stage with the likes of Marc Maron, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kyle Kinane, and Dave Attell to name a few. He combines that southern storytelling tradition with a paranoid eye on society that both grandmas and anarchists alike find endearing and hilarious.