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Stand-up who brought laughs to soldiers returns with stories of Okie troops, travels

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Comedian Nathan Timmel describes himself as a storyteller who avoids the traditional setup-and-punch-line comedy, in favor of talking about his own life experience.      

"I was lucky enough to study at the altars of Carlin and Pryor as a child, and found that discussing life was more original than sitting at a desk, thinking of ways to make topics like traffic funny," Timmel said.       

As a road comic from Iowa City, Iowa, he had done shows in clubs across the county, but it was his performances overseas for U.S. troops that forever changed his perspective on comedy. He said that while it might sound clich

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