Nikki Glaser

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Nikki Glaser
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 29)[1]
Cincinnati, Ohio
Medium Stand-up, Podcasting, Television
Nationality American
Years active 2003 – present
Notable works and roles Nikki & Sara Live, Co-Host of You Had To Be There podcast

Nikki Glaser (born June 1, 1984) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast and television host.

Early life[edit]

Glaser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Julie E. (née Burke) and Edward J. Glaser.[2][3] She has German and Irish ancestry.[3] Glaser mostly grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.[4] She graduated from Kirkwood High School, attended the University of Kansas, and graduated with a degree in English.[5]


Glaser first performed stand-up at the age of 18, and in less than two years, landed a spot as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. Since then, Nikki has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CONAN, and two season of Last Comic Standing. She can also be seen on MTV shows such as Money from Strangers, Awkward: The After Show, and Failosophy.[6]

Nikki played a small role in Henry Phillips' 2009 film Punching the Clown.[7] She also appeared as herself in Jordan Brady's documentary I Am Comic.[8]

Since early 2011, Nikki has been hosting a podcast with comedian Sara Schaefer called You Had To Be There.[5] Nikki & Sara Live, a weekly talk show television series hosted by Glaser and Schaefer, premiered on January 29, 2013, on MTV.[9] The show was canceled on November 22, 2013 after two seasons.[10]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Comedian
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 (TV series). After Show. You're Welcome. Host Co-hosted with Sara Schaefer
2012- Big Morning Buzz Live Panelist
2013 Nikki & Sara Live Host/Creator Co-hosted and co-created with Sara Schaefer
Conan Comedian
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly Guest
Those Who Can't Abbey Logan An Amazon original series
The Half Hour Herself Season 2 Episode 2: Stand-up comedy set
Inside Amy Schumer Amanda Episode 3: A Porn Star Is Born
@midnight Herself 4 episodes


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