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The German and the Robot: My Awkward, Addicting Leap Into Comedy

Twelve years ago, I had just moved to New York City. I came here with a friend from my college sketch group. Her name was Alana and we had big dreams. She got a job walking dogs for a member of the SNL cast, which of course meant that within [...]

By Sara Schaefer

MTV Didn’t Pick Up ‘Nikki & Sara Live’ for a Third Season

On the latest episode of their podcast You Had To Be There, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer announced that their MTV show Nikki & Sara Live has been not been picked up for a third season. The pair recorded the episode in Schaefer's apartment [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

You Had To Be There #117: We Had a Show

This week, the podcast returns to its Brooklyn home for an hour of reflection on the fate of Nikki & Sara Live and the future of Nikki and Sara. In the closest thing that show will ever get to a reunion special, a good chunk of NSL's staff [...]

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You Had To Be There #116: Negate the Cool

This week, Nikki and Sara "Healthy Teeth" Schaefer praise musical ear muffs and Louis CK motifs before tackling that whole Miley-Sinead situation and debuting the world's greatest gif.

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You Had To Be There #115: Row If You Want To

This week, Sara and Nikki are joined by Sara’s comedian, documentarian, vocabularian beau Scott Moran to brainstorm Halloween costumes clever enough for national TV. After a sobering foray into tragedy and inspiration, the gang lightens up [...]

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You Had To Be There #114: Lie Lie Lie

This week, Sara and Nikki briefly return to the format of yore by inviting perennial guest Cory Cavin (Awful DJ comedy, Model Wife) to talk about hangovers and listen about periods. In case you’re somehow still guest-hungry, Nikki & Sara [...]

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You Had To Be There #113: Here’s My Big Secret

This week, Sara and Nikki are back from an unplanned hiatus caused by power-touring and binge-working. To get back into the podcasting spirit, the ladies read your tweets as jumping off points for discussing shame cheese, anger yachts, and [...]

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You Had To Be There #112: Where Are My Omelettes?

This week, after a stumbly start, Sara and Nikki call out the trap of striving to be cool and look ahead to the outlandishly busy coming week. The obvious pinnacle of your humble hosts’ next few days is their opportunity to attend the VMAs with [...]

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You Had To Be There #110: Vellum

This week, Sara and Nikki’s chatter skews darker as they both pick fights with BS weddings and fat-shaming yogis. To alleviate the doom of hungry vultures and faulty guardrails, the ladies share some happy secrets about their TV show and a fun [...]

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Watch Nikki & Sara’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody

The internet has been awash with parodies of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video for the past month or so, but here's one that's a cut above the rest. It comes from MTV's late night show Nikki & Sara Live, which just started its [...]

By Bradford Evans

You Had To Be There #109: Soup Stuff

This week, Sara and Nikki turn in their most laid-back intro yet and make a compelling case for you and all your friends and lovers to turn on MTV tonight, for at 11pm/10c the packed to the gills season premiere of Nikki & Sara Live will [...]

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You Had To Be There #108: PTSD

This week, Sara classifies the biz caz bullies who make her blood boil and Nikki recounts her latest brush with death and nudity. The ladies later explore the comforts and terrors of childhood and the dehumanizing hell of auditioning at any [...]

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