Nikki Glaser

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Nikki Glaser
Birth name Nicole Rene Glaser[1]
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 31)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Medium Stand-up comedy
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Kansas
Years active 2002–present
Notable works and roles Nikki & Sara Live

Nicole Rene "Nikki" Glaser (born June 1, 1984) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host, 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 started performing stand-up at the age of 18. Less than two years later, she was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. Since then, Glaser has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and two seasons of Last Comic Standing.[6]


From 2011-2014, Glaser hosted a podcast with comedian Sara Schaefer called You Had To Be There.[5]

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.[6] In 2015, she left the podcast after she determined that it was interfering with her personal relationships.[citation needed]


Nikki & Sara Live, a weekly talk show television series hosted by Glaser and Schaefer, premiered on January 29, 2013, on MTV.[7] The show was canceled on November 22, 2013, after two seasons.[8]

Glaser has also appeared on MTV shows such as Money from Strangers, Awkward. After Show. You're Welcome., and Failosophy.[9]

On June 2, 2015, Glaser got the green light for her new sex-themed talk show, "Not Safe With Nikki Glaser." Comedy Central ordered ten episodes of show, which is set to air in January 2016.[10]


Glaser played a small role in Henry Phillips' 2009 film Punching the Clown.[11] She also appeared as herself in Jordan Brady's documentary I Am Comic.[12]

Glaser had a role in the Judd Apatow-directed film Trainwreck (2015).[13]


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
2011–2012 Red Eye Panelist Has appeared on two episodes
2012 Awkward. 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 episode 7
Women Who Kill Herself
2014 @midnight Herself episode 95
Adam DeVine's House Party Herself Season 3 Episode 7: Marriage Material
2015 Trainwreck Lisa


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