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What is Nikki Glaser's net worth? How Covid-19 made comedienne stop future plans and live with parents

If there is anyone you can trust to keep it real and candidly hilariously, it would have to be Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser will be hosting 'MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted' (Getty Images)
Nikki Glaser will be hosting 'MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted' (Getty Images)

To make it big in Hollywood, it's important to be where the action is at — Los Angeles. Like most successful comedians and TV personalities, Nikki Glaser found herself shuffling between LA and New York for work.

But Covid-19 has had different plans for everyone and suddenly, the world has come to learn that where you are might be inconsequential, but what you do takes precedence. The pandemic hasn't stopped the world of entertainment from conducting award shows — if anything, the industry has gotten a little more creative with the process. As Glaser gears up to host the 'MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted,' here's a look at her career and her net worth.


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Who is Nikki Glaser?

Born in 1984, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Glaser is the daughter of Julie E and Edward J Glaser. Although a talented child, Glaser dealt with anxiety growing up. But, in an interview with City Lifestyle, she explained how her parents always supported her endeavors.

"I signed up to audition for a play in 7th grade, but I was too nervous about going," she explained, recounting an incident that helped her all through her life. "So, my dad called the drama teacher and said, 'my daughter is too nervous to audition, but she really wants to do the play.' I was given the role of an understudy." she explained. Turns out, that role led to her realizing that she was passionate about being on stage.

"I used that 7th-grade play as exposure therapy to get over my phobia. I did the play, and I realized it was that performing was the best feeling ever," she added. Glaser began performing comedy sets at the age of 18, while still in college. With regard to her career, she's worked across a range of media, such as podcasts and TV shows. In 2011 she hosted a podcast with comedian Sara Schaefer titled 'You Had To Be There'. She was also the co-host on Phil Hanley and Anya Marina podcast, 'We Know Nothing.'

In 2016, she went on to host 'Not Safe' with Dan St Germain and Brian Frange. In 2018, she began hosting Comedy Central's live daily morning show, 'You Up? With Nikki Glaser.' She currently hosts the 'The Nikki Glaser Podcast' along with Andrew Collin. With regard to TV, Glaser has been a part of several projects, such as 'Money from Strangers,' 'Awkward. After Show. You're Welcome.,' 'Failosophy,' 'Not Safe with Nikki Glaser' and 'Blind Date.'

She was also a part of Season 27 of 'Dancing with the Stars' and was, unfortunately, the first star to be eliminated on the season. She also has two feature stand-up specials, 'Perfect,' which was on Comedy Central and 'Bangin' on Netflix.

Nikki Glaser with her dance partner Gleb Savchenko on 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 (Getty Images)

Nikki Glaser performing her stand-up comedy routine (Getty Images)

Her net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Glaser's net worth stands at $2 million. Glaser was all set to move to New York and even signed the lease on an apartment. However, Covid-19 derailed the comedienne's plans, resulting in her moving back in with her parents, in St Louis. In a conversation with STLPR, Glaser spoke about how she's always been on the move, due to her career. but now, she's viewing things in a new light.

"I've been flip-flopping between [New York and Los Angeles] since I graduated college, and I just always kind of resigned myself to the fact that I would only visit for the holidays and not really get to see my niece and nephew grow up, and watch my parents grow up," she explained, having left St Louis at the age of 18 to attend the University of Kansas. "And now it's like, I'm kind of settling in and learning that I can actually have this career from St. Louis, and it's pretty great," she said.



You can watch the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards on MTV on May 16 from the Palladium in Los Angeles at 9 pm ET.

‘Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted’ will be aired on May 17 at 9 pm ET.