Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser

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Nikki Glaser
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Glaser performing in August 2016
Born Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Medium Stand-up comedy
Podcasting
Television
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Kansas
Years active 2002–present
Notable works and roles Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Nikki & Sara Live
@midnight
Website www.nikkiglaser.com

Nikki Glaser is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host, and television host. She was the host of the television series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, which premiered on Comedy Central and Much on February 9, 2016.

Early life[edit]

Glaser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Julie E. (née Burke) and Edward J. Glaser.[1] She has German and Irish ancestry.[2] Glaser spent most of her childhood in St. Louis, Missouri.[3] She graduated from Kirkwood High School, attended the University of Kansas, and graduated with a degree in English Literature.[4]

Career[edit]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Glaser started performing stand-up at the age of 18. Since then, Glaser has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and two seasons of Last Comic Standing.[5]

Podcast and radio[edit]

From 2011-2014, Glaser hosted a podcast with comedian Sara Schaefer called You Had To Be There.[4]

In March 2015, Glaser appeared on Giant Bomb‘s life advice podcast, Danswers, talking about subjects such as her experience with co-host Dan Ryckert at college.[6]

Glaser co-hosted the podcast We Know Nothing with comedian Phil Hanley and roommate/musician Anya Marina. We Know Nothing is a humorous relationship-based podcast that takes calls from listeners and attempts to give them love advice.[5] In 2015, she left the podcast after she determined that it was interfering with her personal relationships.[citation needed]

From January to October 2016, she hosted the companion podcast to her Comedy Central show “Not Safe” with Dan St. Germain and Brian Frange. Each episode they discussed sex and relationship issues as well as apples.[7]

In February 2018, she began hosting You Up? With Nikki Glaser, a daily radio show on Sirius XM.

Television[edit]

Nikki & Sara Live, a weekly sex show television series hosted by Glaser and Schaefer, premiered on January 29, 2013, on MTV.[8] The show was canceled on October 29, 2013, after two seasons.[9]

Glaser has also appeared on MTV shows such as Money from Strangers, Awkward. After Show. You’re Welcome., and Failosophy.[10]

On June 2, 2015, Comedy Central greenlit a sex-themed talk show hosted by Glaser, titled Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. The show premiered on February 9, 2016.[11] Not Safe with Nikki Glaser is now shown in the UK on 4Music. The show was cancelled in November 2016.

On September 5, 2016, Nikki appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe as a Roaster.[12] She appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis on July 28, 2018.[13]

Film[edit]

Glaser played a small role in Henry Phillips‘ 2009 film Punching the Clown.[14] She also appeared as herself in Jordan Brady‘s documentary I Am Comic,[15] and its sequel, I Am Road Comic.[16]

Glaser had a role in the Judd Apatow-directed film Trainwreck (2015).[17]

Personal life[edit]

Glaser has voiced opinions on rape culture, following the Brock Turner case,[18] suggesting Judge Aaron Persky, who handed down Turner’s sentence, should be a synonym for rape apologist.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself
Punching the Clown Olympia
It’s On with Alexa Chung Herself
2010 I Am Comic Herself
2011-12 Red Eye Panelist Has appeared on two episodes
2012 Awkward. After Show. You’re Welcome. Host Co-hosted with Sara Schaefer
2013 Nikki & Sara Live Host/Creator Co-hosted and co-created with Sara Schaefer
Conan Herself
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly Guest
The Half Hour Herself Season 2 Episode 2: Stand-up comedy set
Inside Amy Schumer Amanda Episode 3: A Porn Star Is Born
Women Who Kill Herself
2013–17 @midnight Herself Has appeared in twenty episodes.
2014 Big Morning Buzz Live Herself
Adam DeVine’s House Party Herself Season 2 Episode 7: Marriage Material
I Am Road Comic Herself
2015 The View Guest co-host
VH1 Top 20 Countdown Guest co-host
Trainwreck Lisa
2016 The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser Herself/Host
Nikki Glaser’s Perfect Herself
Conan Guest
And Punching the Clown Claire the Bartender
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe Herself/roaster Television special
2017 The Standups Herself
Adam Ruins Everything Sallie Mae Episode: Adam Ruins College
2018 A.P. Bio Chloe from Baltimore
Alone Together Annette Episode: Property Management
The Comedy Central Roast Herself Episode: “Bruce Willis”
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle Judge
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