On the most recent episode of HBO‘s Actual Time with Invoice Maher, the present’s host was visited by comic Nikki Glaser to debate stand-up and cancel tradition. Sitting six ft aside, Glaser joined Maher only a day earlier than the Actual Time host left for his first stand-up tour in over a 12 months, and the 2 used their time to swap tales and views on dealing with cancel tradition at this time as a comic.
Glaser, who spent a while performing stand-up in individual in the course of the pandemic for “anti-maskers who aren’t the those that take pleasure in me,” is worked up to get again on tour doing comedy in a post-vaccine America for people who find themselves extra in keeping with her goal crowd. However whereas the comic needs her audiences to really feel snug popping out to see her on tour, she isn’t going to allow them to get too snug.
“I used to be actually terrified of getting canceled for some time. After which COVID hit and I moved again dwelling with my dad and mom for 10 months, and I noticed, ‘I’ve been canceled,’ like that’s getting canceled,” Glaser instructed Maher. “I lived the life that I might’ve lived had shit hit the fan. And it’s not that unhealthy, it was type of nice.”
Glaser shared that residing by means of COVID has relieved her earlier fears about getting canceled, particularly as a result of, when it comes right down to it, she is aware of that at her core, she is an efficient individual, and that whereas she’s going to reap the benefits of her alternative to get again onstage staying the issues she needs to, she nonetheless doesn’t need to go on the market hurting individuals.
“I’m accountable,” the comic added on. “I don’t thoughts apologizing.”
Maher, who, earlier within the interview professed his enjoyment of performing for audiences in crimson states “as a result of they’re extra able to snicker and never go, ‘Hmm, that’s not politically right,’” didn’t appear as offered on the concept of apologizing for the issues which can be being mentioned onstage, and even requested his visitor why she feels the necessity to do it.
“I’ll apologize to that individual,” Glaser responded, referencing how individuals will generally stand up and depart when probably delicate or triggering subjects (like her newest bit on molestation) come up in her act. The comic (who earlier within the interview, Maher precisely dubbed “The Roast Girl”) continued on, saying “I don’t wish to offend individuals. It’s actually not enjoyable for me.”
Maher pushed again on this stance just a little bit, arguing that “I don’t need to get eaten by a shark, however I am going within the ocean.” And after taking a second to consider it, Glaser pushed again.
“If I bought attacked by a shark and I punched it within the face and that killed the shark in retaliation, I might really feel unhealthy. I might need to discover that shark and be like, ‘I do know you have been simply being you.’”
Maher and his viewers may solely reply with laughter and applause.
“I might punch it, however I might really feel unhealthy that it felt unhealthy,” Glaser completed, setting the tone for what is certain to be a hilarious and no-holds-barred stand-up tour throughout the nation within the second to final Actual Time episode earlier than the present takes a one month break.
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