Jump to content

Nikki Glaser

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nikki Glaser
Glaser speaking into a microphone
Glaser in 2022
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 40)[1]
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Kansas (BA)
Years active2002–present
Notable works and rolesNot Safe with Nikki Glaser
Nikki & Sara Live
Blind Date
The Nikki Glaser Podcast

Nikki Glaser (born June 1, 1984) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, podcaster, radio 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. She is the star of the 2022 reality show Welcome Home Nikki Glaser? on E!.[2] She hosted the Reality TV dating shows Blind Date (2019) on Bravo and FBoy Island (2021-) on HBO Max & The CW and its spinoff Lovers and Liars on The CW.

She has acted in the Amy Schumer comedy films Trainwreck (2015) and I Feel Pretty (2018) and has appeared on shows such as Inside Amy Schumer and A.P. Bio. She has competed in competition shows such as Dancing with the Stars (2018) and The Masked Singer (2022). She has also participated in the roasts of Rob Lowe (2016), Bruce Willis (2018), Alec Baldwin (2019), and Tom Brady (2024).

Early life[edit]

Glaser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Julie E. (née Burke) and Edward J. Glaser.[3] She has one sibling, a younger sister named Lauren.[4] Glaser spent most of her childhood in Kirkwood, Missouri.[5] She graduated from Kirkwood High School and briefly attended the University of Colorado Boulder[6] before transferring to, and graduating from, the University of Kansas with a degree in English literature.[7]


Stand-up comedy[edit]

Glaser performing in 2016

Glaser started performing stand-up at age 18. Her first jokes were written in college. She recalled in an interview: "I remember it. I was a freshman in college and everyone in my dorm took over the cafeteria as like a study hall. I went in there and instead of studying I just looked at them, judged them and tried to think, 'What would Sarah Silverman say about these people?' I didn't know how to write jokes—I just knew the stand-ups I knew. I wrote from the perspective of my favorite stand-ups because I didn't know what my perspective was yet."[8]

Glaser performed stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and two seasons of the reality series Last Comic Standing.[9] Her first feature stand-up special, Perfect, was on Comedy Central on April 9, 2016. Her second special, Bangin', premiered on Netflix on October 1, 2019.[10] In 2024 she performed at the Roast of Tom Brady which aired live on Netflix.[11]

Podcast and radio[edit]

From 2011 to 2014, Glaser hosted a podcast with comedian Sara Schaefer called You Had To Be There.[7] In July 2013, Glaser performed on the radio show The Debaters, debating the 'Early to Bed' adage.[12] 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.[13]

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.[9] 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.[14] In February 2018, Glaser began hosting You Up? With Nikki Glaser, aired on Sirius XM's Comedy Central Radio.[15] The show was dropped by Sirius XM on May 7, 2020, and continued as a podcast until its final episode on October 2, 2020.[16] Beginning in 2018, Glaser hosted multiple shows on Sirius XM channel 38 and on the pop music channel 314.

Throughout 2018 and 2019, Glaser appeared on the Howard Stern channels on Sirius XM, including the roast of Ronnie the Limo driver and as a guest on the wrap-up show. On September 24, 2019, she was the feature guest with Howard Stern for a full-length interview. Glaser appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience on October 3, 2018; October 3, 2019; and August 20, 2020.[17] The Nikki Glaser Podcast is hosted by Glaser and was co-hosted by fellow stand-up comedian Andrew Collin until Collin left the show in fall 2022. The first episode released on March 22, 2021.[18] The new cohost is comedian Brian Frange.


Glaser has developed a substantial following on Instagram, making her the 26th most followed woman comedian on the platform in 2022.[19] Glaser regards maintaining a social media presence to be demanding work for comedians, describing it as "a television show that never ends."[20]

Film and television[edit]

Glaser played a small role in Henry Phillips' 2009 film Punching the Clown.[21] She appeared as herself in Jordan Brady's 2010 documentary I Am Comic[22] and its 2014 sequel, I Am Road Comic.[23] On January 29, 2013, Nikki & Sara Live, a weekly television series hosted by Glaser and Schaefer, premiered on MTV.[24] The show was canceled on October 29, 2013, after two seasons.[25] On April 19, 2013, Glaser appeared in the pilot episode of Those Who Can't, a television series originally created by Amazon Studios.[26] Glaser's character was replaced by Maria Thayer in 2015 when the series was picked up by TruTV.[27]

Glaser appeared on MTV shows such as Money from Strangers, Awkward. After Show. You're Welcome., and Failosophy.[28] Glaser had a role in the Judd Apatow-directed film Trainwreck (2015)[29] and I Feel Pretty (2018).[30] On June 2, 2015, Comedy Central approved a sex-themed talk show hosted by Glaser, titled Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. The show premiered on February 9, 2016.[31] The show was picked up by 4Music in the United Kingdom. The show was cancelled in November 2016. On September 5, 2016, Glaser appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe as a Roaster.[32] She appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis on July 28, 2018.[33]

On September 12, 2018, Glaser was announced as one of the celebrities competing on season 27 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Gleb Savchenko.[34] They were the first couple eliminated from the competition on September 25. On February 6, 2019, Glaser appeared in the third episode of the third season of the celebrity rap-battle competition show Drop the Mic. She competed against fellow comedian Brad Williams, winning the battle.[35] In November 2019, the dating show Blind Date was revived by Bravo, with Glaser as the new host.[36]

On July 30, 2020, Glaser appeared as a panelist on To Tell the Truth along with co-panelists Joel McHale, Oliver Hudson, and Vivica A. Fox.[37] This was one of her eleven appearances on the show from 2017 through 2021. Glaser is the host of The CW comedic dating reality television series FBOY Island and Lovers And Liars. The former first aired on HBO Max on July 29, 2021.[38] Glaser's life was featured in the E! reality series Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?, which first aired May 1, 2022. Glaser appeared as herself in the 7th season of the Netflix reality series Selling Sunset. Glaser competed in season eight of The Masked Singer as "Snowstorm". After besting Chris Jericho as "Bride" and Adam Carolla as "Avocado" on "Comedy Roast Night" and Linda Blair as "Scarecrow" and Ray Parker Jr. as "Sir Bug a Boo" on "Fright Night", she was eliminated during the semi-finals where she finished in 3rd place.[39]

In July 2023, Glaser appeared on Celebrity Family Feud with her family. They competed against Bebe Rexha and her family.[40] On January 3, 2024, Glaser appeared with her dad E.J. on the first episode of We Are Family, the game show hosted by Anthony Anderson.[41] In May 2024, she appeared on Netflix's The Roast of Tom Brady.[42]

Personal life[edit]

Glaser is in a relationship with producer Chris Convy. [43] As of 2022, she lives in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.[44][45]

Sober from alcohol since 2012, she also quit smoking. She credits the writing of Allen Carr in her recovery.[46][47][48]

Glaser is a long-time animal rights activist and has been a vegan since 2016.[49]



Film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Punching the Clown Olympia
2010 I Am Comic Herself Documentary film
2014 I Am Road Comic Herself Documentary film
2015 Trainwreck Lisa
2016 Punching Henry Claire the Bartender
2018 I Feel Pretty Woman at Lily Leclaire HQ
2021 Hysterical Herself Documentary film


Television credits
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself Episode 17.17
It's On with Alexa Chung Herself Episode 2.28
2011–2012 Red Eye Panelist 2 episodes
2012 Awkward. After Show. You're Welcome. Host Co-hosted with Sara Schaefer
2012–2021 Conan Guest/Herself 9 episodes
2012–2013 Big Morning Buzz Live Herself 5 episodes
2013 Nikki & Sara Live Host/Creator Co-hosted and co-created with Sara Schaefer
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Guest Season 1 Episode 18
The Half Hour Herself Season 2, Episode 2: Stand-up comedy set
Inside Amy Schumer Amanda Season 1, Episode 3: "A Porn Star Is Born"
Women Who Kill Herself Television special
2013–2016 Last Call with Carson Daly Guest 2 episodes
2013–2017 @midnight Herself Has appeared in twenty episodes
2014 Adam DeVine's House Party Herself Season 2, Episode 7: "Marriage Material"
2015 The View Guest co-host Season 18 Episode 75
2016 The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself Episode: "Rosie O'Donnell/Nikki Glaser"
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser Herself/host 20 episodes
Nikki Glaser's Perfect Herself Television special
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe Herself/Roaster Television special
2017 The Standups Herself Episode: "With Nikki Glaser"
Adam Ruins Everything Sallie Mae Episode: "Adam Ruins College"
American Ninja Warrior Herself Season 9 Episode 1
2018 A.P. Bio Chloe from Baltimore Episode: "Dating Toledoans"
Alone Together Annette Episode: "Property Management"
Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis Herself/Roaster Television special
Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Season 27; eliminated first
First Nations Comedy Experience Herself Episode: "Jackie Keliiaa, Larry Omaha, and Nikki Glaser"
The Fix Panelist Has appeared in two episodes
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle Judge Episode 3.1
Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell Herself Episode: "Friday"
2018–2020 Match Game Herself/Contestant 2 episodes
2019 Historical Roasts Kurt Cobain Episode: "Freddie Mercury"
Bangin' Herself Netflix special
Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin Herself/Roaster Television special
Blind Date Host 55 episodes
The Degenerates Herself Netflix reality series
2020 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Herself Has appeared in two episodes
Crank Yankers Herself (voice) Episode: "Nikki Glaser, Jimmy Kimmel & Tracy Morgan"
2020–2021 Real Time with Bill Maher Herself 2 episodes
2021 History of Swear Words Herself Netflix docuseries
MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted Host Television special
FBOY Island Host 30 episodes
2022 Robot Chicken Cheetah (voice) Episode: "May Cause Indecision...Or Not"
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Guest Judge Season 7, Episode 5: "Draguation Speeches"
Good Clean Filth Herself HBO stand-up special
Welcome Home Nikki Glaser? Herself E! reality series
The Masked Singer Herself Season 8 contestant
Cooking with Paris Herself Episode: "Vegan Burgers and Fries"
2022–2023 That's My Jam Herself 2 episodes
2023 Selling Sunset Herself Season 7, Episode 3
2024 Barmageddon Herself Episode: "Al Madrigal vs. Nikki Glaser"
We Are Family Herself Episode: "Family Reunion"
The Roast of Tom Brady Herself Netflix special[50]
Someday You'll Die Herself HBO / Max stand-up special
2024–present Lovers and Liars Host 6 episodes


  1. ^ "Nikki Glaser - Actress". TV Insider. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  2. ^ Hartwig, Gabe; O'Malley, Beth. "'Welcome Home Nikki Glaser?' recap 3: 'Taylor Thrift' can't shake off baby fever". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Pennington, Gail (January 24, 2013). "St. Louis comic Nikki Glaser is headed for MTV late-night". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Nikki Glaser Podcast: #192 A Squishy Marshmallow on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  5. ^ Davidson, Phil (January 27, 2011). "The Life of the Road Warrior with Nikki Glaser". Splitsider. Archived from the original on January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  6. ^ Jackson, Liam (March 16, 2018). "Where are they now: Nikki Glaser". The Kirkwood Call. Kirkwood, Missouri. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "You Had To Be There". Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Tupica, Rich (January 28, 2020). "Nikki Glaser: The Stand-Up Who Never Sits Down". Revue: West Michigan's Arts & Entertainment Guide.
  9. ^ a b "Nikki Glaser to tape Comedy Central pilot, 'NSFW w/Nikki Glaser'". The Laugh Button. December 2, 2014.
  10. ^ "Nikki Glaser's Netflix Special Premieres Next Month". Vulture. Retrieved March 9, 2023.
  11. ^ "Tom Brady Gets Triggered By Jeff Ross Joke During Roast: "Don't Say That Sh** Again"". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  12. ^ "The Debaters: Baseball vs Cricket & Early to Bed". cbc.ca. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  13. ^ "Danswers 04: Nikki Glaser". GiantBomb.com. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Not Safe Podcast with Nikki Glaser". iTunes. July 20, 2018.
  15. ^ Hartshorn, Tori (January 15, 2018). "Comedy Central Announces New Sirius XM Live Morning Show YOU UP WITH NIKKI GLASER". BroadwayWorld.
  16. ^ "You Up with Nikki Glaser on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. October 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "Joe Rogan Experience #1360 – Nikki Glaser", YouTube, retrieved October 6, 2019
  18. ^ "Nikki Glaser Joins Big Money Players Network With New Daily Podcast". iHeartMedia. March 15, 2021. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  19. ^ Symons, Alex (2023). Women Comedians in the Digital Age (1st ed.). London and New York: Routledge. p. 99. doi:10.4324/9781003268680. ISBN 978-1032215020. S2CID 253620654.
  20. ^ Symons, Alex (2023). Women Comedians in the Digital Age (2023 ed.). London and New York: Routledge. p. 99. doi:10.4324/9781003268680. ISBN 978-1032215020. S2CID 253620654.
  21. ^ "Cast of Punching the Clown". IMDb.
  22. ^ "Cast of I Am Comic". IMDb.
  23. ^ "I Am Road Comic". IMDb.
  24. ^ Angelo, Megan (December 28, 2012). "Friends First, Talk-Show Hosts Later". The New York Times. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  25. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 22, 2013). "'Nikki & Sara Live' Canceled After Two Seasons by MTV". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013.
  26. ^ "Watch Those Who Can't Season 1 | Prime Video". Amazon. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  27. ^ Logan, Elizabeth (January 20, 2016). "How the Creators of TruTV's Those Who Can't Reconceived Their Female Character". Vulture. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  28. ^ "Nikki & Sara LIVE: Cast". MTV. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  29. ^ Casey, Dan (April 29, 2015). "Interview: Amy Schumer & Judd Apatow on Bringing TRAINWRECK to Life". Nerdist.com. Archived from the original on September 19, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  30. ^ "I Feel Pretty (2018)". IMDb.
  31. ^ Eakin, Marah (June 2, 2015). "Nikki Glaser is getting her raunchy Comedy Central show". A.V. Club.
  32. ^ ""ALL THE ROB THAT'S FIT TO ROAST"". Comedy Central. Archived from the original on November 8, 2018. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  33. ^ "Roast of Bruce Willis". Comedy Central. Archived from the original on August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  34. ^ Murphy, Desiree (September 12, 2018). "'Dancing With the Stars' Season 27 Cast Revealed -- Meet the Celebs and Their Pro Partners!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  35. ^ "Drop the mic". YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  36. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (October 10, 2019). "Blind Date Returns with Nikki Glaser as Your Guide to the Awkward, Cringeworthy & Fun Dates". Bravo TV Official Site.
  37. ^ "To Tell the Truth Season 6, Episode 20". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  38. ^ "Here's How FBOY Island Changed Host Nikki Glaser's Life". E News. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  39. ^ "Why Snowstorm on 'The Masked Singer' has Bob Saget to thank for us all finding out she can sing". Entertainment Weekly.
  40. ^ "Nikki Glaser and Bebe Rexha Battle It Out on an All-New Celebrity Family Feud". Feeling the Vibe. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
  41. ^ "We Are Family reveals: See every singer and their celebrity relative". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  42. ^ Ortiz, Andi (May 6, 2024). "Nikki Glaser Roasts Kevin Hart's 'Sh--ty' Movies". TheWrap. Retrieved May 6, 2024.
  43. ^ "Club Random with Bill Maher". YouTube. July 25, 2022.
  44. ^ Johnson, Kevin C. (May 2022). "St. Louisan Nikki Glaser learns you can go home again in new E! reality series". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  45. ^ Palmer, Marc (June 17, 2020). "The Courtney Show". 106.5 The Arch. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  46. ^ "Nikki Glaser | The Mental Illness Happy Hour". MentalPod.com. February 24, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  47. ^ Glaser, Nikki (March 22, 2016). "Comedian Nikki Glaser on Sex, Sobriety, Flemish, and More Sex". Maxim. Interviewed by Tyler Coates. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  48. ^ "All it Took Was One Book for Nikki Glaser to Quit Drinking". YouTube. October 3, 2019. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  49. ^ "Its Not Easy Being Vegan Comedian Nikki Glaser Says It Feels Right". thebeet.com. July 3, 2020.
  50. ^ Tinoco, Armando (May 5, 2024). "The Roast Of Tom Brady Photos: Best Of The Red Carpet Of Netflix Special". Deadline Hollywood.

External links[edit]