Anonymous asked you: Nikki Glaser, who are your comedy idols?
Amy Schumer, Dave Attell, Julia Louis Dreyfus
Anonymous asked you: Question for Nikki: What’s the weirdest place you ever did stand-up?
Two years into stand-up, I was booked to perform at a “Women in Cable” conference. I was so nervous that I got drunk on champagne and was “highly inappropriate for the event”.
Anonymous asked you: Nikki Glaser, which musician would you most like to see try stand-up?
Anonymous asked you: Nikki Glaser: is there a bit that another comedian does that you wish was yours?
All the time. I envy the way Jim Gaffigan can dissect a subject so thoroughly until there are no more jokes on that subject left.
Anonymous asked you: Nikki, when and why did you decide to get into comedy?
My freshman year of college, people kept telling me I should be a comedian. I had never considered it before. So I started watching more of it. Then I discovered Sarah Silverman and Wendy Liebman, and I wanted IN. I did one show and called my dad right after and told him “I want to quit school and be a comedian.” I knew right away. Now I’m not so sure.
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Thanks so much to Nikki Glaser for participating today and to all of you who submitted questions!
In case you missed it, you can watch Al Madrigal and Nikki Glaser’s complete Google+ Hangout on Youtube. In it, Al gives advice for getting started in comedy and discusses the differences between writing stand-up and writing for The Daily Show.