On the newest episode of HBO‘s Real Time with Bill Maher, the present’s host was visited by comic Nikki Glaser to focus on stand-up and cancel tradition. Sitting six ft aside, Glaser joined Maher only a day earlier than the Real Time host left for his first stand-up tour in over a yr, and the 2 used their time to swap tales and views on dealing with cancel tradition immediately as a comic.
Glaser, who spent a while performing stand-up in particular person in the course of the pandemic for “anti-maskers who aren’t the people who get pleasure from me,” is happy to get again on tour doing comedy in a post-vaccine America for people who find themselves extra in line with her goal crowd. But whereas the comic needs her audiences to really feel comfy popping out to see her on tour, she isn’t going to allow them to get too comfy.
“I used to be actually petrified of getting canceled for some time. And then COVID hit and I moved again house with my mother and father for 10 months, and I spotted, ‘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 form of nice.”
Glaser shared that dwelling by COVID has relieved her earlier fears about getting canceled, particularly as a result of, when it comes down to it, she is aware of that at her core, she is an effective particular person, and that whereas she’s going to benefit from her alternative to get again onstage staying the issues she needs to, she nonetheless doesn’t need to go on the market hurting folks.
“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 pink states “as a result of they’re extra prepared to snigger and never go, ‘Hmm, that’s not politically appropriate,’” didn’t appear as bought on the thought of apologizing for the issues which might be being stated onstage, and even requested his visitor why she feels the necessity to do it.
“I’ll apologize to that particular person,” Glaser responded, referencing how folks will generally rise 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 Lady”) continued on, saying “I don’t like to offend folks. It’s actually not enjoyable for me.”
Maher pushed again on this stance a bit of 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 give it some thought, Glaser pushed again.
“If I obtained 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 Real Time episode earlier than the present takes a one month break.
Stream Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO Max