Plucky Entertainer Nicole Byer Hits The Road
Los Angeles comic, podcaster, surprising reality TV star and dessert connoisseur Nicole Byer is perhaps best known as the plucky, rambunctious, catch-phrase-toting host of rib tickling bake-off series Nailed It! (where contestants do their best but invariably fail to recreate complex confectionary creations). Yet beyond the bright lights of the TV studios, her infectious, upbeat personality and wacky take on self-love and empowerment makes for rib-tickling, deliciously sweet stand-up comedy fare.
Whether she is savvily exploring curvaceousness as a feminist issue or recasting Ursula from the Little Mermaid as the movie's misunderstood hero, Byer brings a verve and energy to every single line. Her over-the-top moments are tempered by an earnest optimism and some naughtier moments and blue language - don't underestimate this tour de force performer, she'll take no prisoners in her mission to make people laugh.