In an industry that practically requires risqué, boundary-pushing personalities, comedian Nikki Glaser somehow manages to stand out for her raunchy humor.
By masterfully pointing out the absurdities and foibles of our everyday lives, most notably as they relate to the debauched awkwardness of sex, Glaser specializes in material that is both thought-provoking and provocative.
Even when she’s doing something as simple as explaining her approach, Glaser can be hilariously and effortlessly shocking.
“It’s like when I talk to porn stars, and I ask them if they ever feel weird about everyone seeing their buttholes, and they respond that ‘They don’t care,’” says Glaser, who opens a five-show run at Cobb’s Comedy Club in The City on Thursday. “That’s the same way I feel about my comedy. Just like porn stars aren’t fazed by people seeing their butts, I’m not fazed by what people might think of my material.”
No venue is more perfect for Glaser’s laissez-faire, direct comedy style than the roast circuit, where the 35-year-old comic has made a name for herself thanks to her scorched-earth tactics.