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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kirkwood's Own Nikki Glaser Makes Late-Night MTV Premiere

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Your first guest is Ke$ha. Do you plan to contribute to her tooth-based wardrobe, or will that make you un-TV friendly?

This is a pretty silly question that I don't feel like answering with more than a simple "no." But I am very excited to meet her. Her whole new album was done without an ounce of auto-tune. She is a talent that I can't wait to touch.

Your show is shot in the old TRL studio. Have you come across any pitiful remnants of what, for many, was a very sad and dark time in American music history?

I work at the Viacom building and one day I discovered an old Late World with Zach [Galifianakis] ball cap in one of the kitchens areas. I treasure it.

Be honest, what is something that has happened to you in the course of developing this television show that has just shocked the ever-loving shit out of you?

Snooki is naturally funny and very quick.

Say I'm one of the eight people in the nation with cable television. How would you describe your show to me in a way that would make me want sign my life away to Charter Communications or any number of horrific cable providers?

C'mon, Kris. Are you really telling me that only eight people are going to be watching my show? That's not very nice. Also, my dad worked for Charter Communications for nearly 20 years, and so I do not support your statement! Watch my show because it is funny,

Assholes like the recently-deceased Christopher Hitchens have curious opinions about women and their place in comedy. Do Sara and you feel any additional pressure of being two hilarious lady-folk launching a high-profile comedy show in an increasingly less male-dominated business?

I feel no pressure being a woman. If anything, I feel the need to uphold the high standard of comedy that so many funny women have set before me.

You used to talk about living with your parents in your act. Are they coming to watch your first show or are they just glad you're not in Kirkwood eating their Captain Crunch and drinking all of their whiskey?

I never drank their whiskey, but my mom surely didn't care for the fact that I could polish off a twelve pack of her Diet Coke in a weekend. They are not coming to the premiere episode. I forbid them. Just kidding. They will be at a future taping. We are doing at least twelve episodes, so we have time. They are actually throwing a big viewing party at their house in St. Louis the night of the first show. You aren't invited because of what you said about Charter.

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