'Dancing with the Stars:' Comedian Nikki Glaser eliminated in first round after inappropriate joke
Glaser - who is Amy Schumer's best friend - was partnered with Gleb Savchenko in ABC's hit reality TV show.
ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' just eliminated its first celebrity contestant from the show - all for an inappropriate joke made by her on the live Tuesday night results show. Going home within just two episodes into the 27th season of the series is comedian Nikki Glaser, who decided to tell host Tom Bergeron right before her elimination that she had "a lot of rejection in my life and a lot of rough sets."
Bergeron, since it's a prime time family show, clarified right away that Glaser had said "rough sets," not "sex." However, Nikki didn't help matters, and proceeded to quip that she's "had both."
The audience reaction to the joke said it all, as they took to subtly slamming the barely right for prime time joke, with ample groans. What was even more so particularly cringe-worthy was the fact that this was the night that DWTS was about to promote the adorable contestants of their upcoming spinoff, 'DWTS: Juniors.'
Neither did the camera cutting to his co-host Erin Andrews proved to be beneficial, as she ad-libbed, "Welcome back to ABC prime time!"
But in the end, of course, it was Glaser's not up to the par dance performance that cost her going ahead on the show, not her risky humor.
Glaser, one of Amy Schumer's best friends, had scored a mere 17 out of 30 on the Monday night premiere episode of DWTS, and she followed it with an equally minimal 18 out of 30 for her salsa performance in the elimination round on Tuesday.
Fox News reports that after she got the bad news with her partner on the show, Gleb Savchenko, she said: "I hope that I just proved that I did the scariest thing I’ve ever done, and I tried my best. I'm gonna cry. It was so fun. Thank you for having me."
Tuesday night's episode of the hit reality show began with a recap segment which was followed by performances from the five lowest scoring couples on Monday night.
In that slot, with Glaser were gymnast Mary Lou Retton, blind Paralympian Danelle Umstead, model Alexis Ren, and former "Facts of Life" star, Nancy McKeon. After saying their goodbyes to Glaser on the DTWS adult version, the rest of the stars - along with their pro partners cum choreographers - moved on to the competition for next week.
Fan favorite, 'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider was among the tars moving forward, and his pro partner Emma Slater told Foxx News: "I was worried [about elimination night]…I was just really proud of him. People don’t realize how charming he is and how much he wants to be here. He has an appreciation for dance and is so willing to learn and I've been having a blast with him."