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Who is Nikki Glaser from the New show “Welcome Home Nikki Glaser”?

Comedian Nikki Glazer is out with a new show “Welcome Home Nikki Glaser” that premiered on E! on Sunday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series brings back the former host of “FBoy Island” to her hometown of St. Louis. Read on to know more about this vibrant comedian and her new series.

Who is Nikki Glaser?

Nikki Glaser is not just a stand-up comedian! The 37-year-old American is an actress, podcast host, radio host and television host. Recall the 2016 television series “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” that aired on Comedy Central? Well, that’s our girl in the new show “Welcome Home Nikki Glaser”.

Glaser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and has German and Irish ancestry. She spent most of her childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Kirkwood High School. She attended the Univesity of Colorado Boulder and the University of Kansas with a degree in English Literature.

Nikki’s Career Beginnings


Nikki started performing stand-up at the age of 18. She scripted her jokes in college and once revealed in an interview that “I remember it. I was a freshman in college and everyone in my dorm took over the cafeteria as like a study hall.”

She added, “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 favourite stand-ups because I didn’t know what my perspective was yet.”

Glaser started getting recognition for her crisp stand-up content and went on performing sets on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan and Last Comic Standing. Some of her best stand-ups include “Perfect” which aired on Comedy Central in 2016 and “Bangin” (2019) on Netflix.



Nikki Glaser hosted her first podcast “You Had To Be There” with comedian Sara Schaefer. In 2013, she performed on a radio show “The Debaters”, debating the “Early to Bed” adage. She also appeared on   Giant Bomb’s “Danswers” podcast wherein she talked about subjects such as her experience with co-host Dan Ryckert at college.

Nikki’s other podcast appearances include We Know Nothing with Phil Hanley and roommate/musician Anya Marina, “Not Safe” with Dan St. Germain and Brian Frange, You Up? With Nikki Glaser” and “The Joe Rogan Experience”. The Nikki Glaser Podcast that came out last year was co-hosted by fellow stand-up comedian Andrew Collin. 

Television & Film Career

After making success with her podcast and radio shows, Nikki appeared on “Nikki & Sara Live”, a weekly television series on MTV. She also appeared in the pilot episode of Those Who Can’t, a series by Amazin Studios.

Nikki’s other television shows include “Money from Strangers, “Awkward. After Show. You’re Welcome” and “Failosophy”, “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”, “Comedy Central Roast” and “Dancing with The Stars” and “FBoy Island”.

She also appeared on a celebrity rap battle show “Drop the Mic” wherein she competed against comedian Brad Williams and won the battle. Nikki hosted “Blind Date in 2019. She also appeared as a panelist on “To Tell the Truth” alongside Joe McHale, and Vivica A. Fox and Oliver Hudson.

Nikki’s film career is rather short. She played a small role in “Punching the Clown” (2019). She also appeared as herself in the 2010 documentary “I am Comic” and its 2014 sequel “I Am Road Comic”. She also had a role in “Trainwreck” (2015) and “I Feel Pretty” (2018). Here is a timeline of her professional career:

Year Title Role Appearances
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 in 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 Video 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
Punching Henry 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
American Ninja Warrior Herself
2018 A.P. Bio Chloe from Baltimore
Alone Together Annette Episode: Property Management
Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis Herself/Roaster
Dancing with the Stars Herself/Contestant Season 27; eliminated first
First Nations Comedy Experience Herself
The Fix Panelist Has appeared in two episodes
I Feel Pretty Woman at Lily Leclaire HQ
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle Judge
2019 Historical Roasts Kurt Cobain Episode: Freddie Mercury
Bangin Herself Netflix special
Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin Herself
Blind Date Host
The Degenerates Herself Netflix Half-Hour
2020 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Herself Has appeared in two episodes
Crank Yankers Herself (voice) Episode: Nikki Glaser, Jimmy Kimmel & Tracy Morgan
Match Game Herself/Contestant Episode: Joel McHale, Amanda Seales, Ron Funches, Ana Gasteyer, Ron Huebel, Nikki Glasser
2021 History of Swear Words Herself Netflix docuseries
Hysterical Herself Documentary film
MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted Host
FBOY Island Host
Cooking with Paris Herself
2022 That’s My Jam Herself 1 episode

Nikki’s Back with “Welcome Home Nikki Glaser”

Nikki Glazer’s new series is rather personal to Nikki. The series shows Nikki’s uncomfortable journey of self-discovery. Amid her chaotic move, Nikki leans heavily on her parents Julie and EJ Glaser, her best friend Kerstin Robertson, platonic roommate Andrew Collin and ex-boyfriend Chris Convy.

The series has glimpses of comedy of errors as Nikki struggles to find love. Despite coming back to her hometown St. Louis, Missouri, she continues to hustle for stardom. Nikki continues to test the waters as a musician and often involves her parents in her professional sphere.

No matter what, Nikki stays grounded by her friends and family who still treat her as the same old Nikki from St. Louis. FYI, Nikki struggled for a long time with nicotine addiction but has remained sober since 2012.

The good news is that Nikki’s ex-boyfriend Chris Convy who is a Hollywood producer and writer is also there on the new series. The last time Chris and Nikki worked together was on her 2016 Comedy Central talk show “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”. Now, the two might get a chance to reignite their romance.

The new series is available on Channel E! You can watch it on DirectTV Stream and FuboTV (it is offering a free trial). Nikki Glaser is quirky and full of humour when it comes to stand-up comedy. I am sure this series is going to be your next favourite. What do you think?

I am Mallika Singh, a lawyer and writer by profession. Writing gives me a sense of freedom and independence. I am a keen observer and an ardent reader. When not at work, you can find me at the stable. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going.


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