Nikki Glaser kicked off her two-night performance at the Kalamazoo State Theatre with her best friend and opener, Anya Marina, singing Taylor Swift songs. Her line of thought may have been that this night was only the beginning of a fantastic time with an enthusiastic crowd in Kalamazoo. Taking to the stage, she said hello to all who had come to witness her show. When Nikki Glaser stepped onto the stage on January 19th, she wasted no time in making the audience laugh. She jokingly commented on being in Kalamazoo and then made a joke about the city’s Christmas lights. Her quip? That Kalamazoo must be pretty depressing with such lackluster holiday decorations. “Wait, why?” Nikki may have been wondering. After all, she noted that Kalamazoo still had their Christmas lights up, jokingly saying “You must be really sad if you need to keep your Christmas lights up this late into the year”. But she obviously wasn’t aware of the tribulations that Michiganders face during this time of year. It’s cold, snowy and dark outside. And with the sun going into hibernation until April, sometimes a little extra twinkle is what we need to get us through and keep our spirits high. During her set, Nikki reminisced about a previous visit to the theatre in 2010 – but unfortunately had no recollection of it as it was before she quit drinking. Perhaps what she needs is a tour of what makes Kalamazoo so special – something Nikki hasn’t experienced yet. Even better: if you do go to see her second night at KST, she offers a great mocktail option, and for this we were appreciative of having a queen who doesn’t drink!
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Who is Nikki Glazer?
Nikki Glaser is an up-and-coming comedian known for her biting social commentary and witty observational humor. She gained viral fame with her 2018 stand-up routine at the Regent Theatre and has since been selling out venues across the nation. Her material often touches on topics such as millennial anxiety, mental health, and female empowerment. She’s even been described as a “queen without a crown” – a testimony to her strong work ethic and dedication to making audiences laugh!
Who is Anya Marina?
Anya Marina is an American singer-songwriter and radio broadcaster. She has released four full-length albums of her music, as well as a live album. Her songs have been used on television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, and Pretty Little Liars. Anya’s music has also been featured on films like Going the Distance and Mobius. In 2012 she was named one of the “10 Best Bets for Solo Musicians” by USA Today. She currently hosts a radio show called Coastline on Sirius XM’s “The Pulse” channel.
Who is Taylor Swift?
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is known for narrative songs filled with personal confessions, which have received widespread critical acclaim. She has earned numerous awards, including ten Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award and seven Guinness World Records. Her album Fearless is the most awarded album in history, winning Album of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards. In addition to music, Swift has been featured in several films, including The Giver (2014) and Cats (2019). Her 2020 studio album Folklore broke records on Spotify within days of its release.
What is Kalamazoo State Theatre?
Kalamazoo State Theatre is a historical theatre located in Downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. Built in 1927, the venue is one of the oldest running movie theaters in the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre serves as home to multiple national touring acts and hosts concerts, plays, comedy shows and more. It also provides an intimate setting for art house filmmaking, hosting two annual film festivals that showcase independent films from around the world.
Where is Kalamazoo, Michigan?
Kalamazoo is a city in southwestern Michigan, United States. It is the county seat of Kalamazoo County and part of the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Area. The city has a population of over 75,000, making it the largest city in the region. Kalamazoo is known for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and diverse economy. Home to Western Michigan University and numerous arts organizations, Kalamazoo offers plenty to explore from art galleries and music venues to parks and recreation opportunities.