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Nikki Glaser

Feb. 21
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Nikki Glaser has pretty much been on tour since 2007. “It’s the never-ending tour,” she says. “The special could have been called, Nikki Glaser, When Will This End? When I Die.” Instead, it’s called Bangin’, and it debuted on Netflix last fall. “I always wanted to be in the entertainment business,” she says. “I didn’t know it would be standup, but I fell into that because I wasn’t good at any of the other ways to be famous. I can’t dance, although I’m okay at acting and I can sing a little.” As a freshman in college, she had a rather dark thought: “I’ll probably have to take my life at some point.” Suffering from depression and anorexia didn’t help. However, she found standup, and, thankfully, it all worked out for her and for comedy fans. She couldn’t imagine doing anything else other than being in show business. “All I wanted was to be on TV. That’s actually the most morbid thing I can ever admit,” she laughs.