Comedian, Netflix Star Nicole Byer to Perform April 3 at Ohio Wesleyan’s Bishop Bash
By Cole Hatcher
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DELAWARE, Ohio – Comedian, actress, and writer Nicole Byer, host of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated competitive baking series “Nailed It,” will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2020 Bishop Bash.
Byer will take the stage at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Benes Rooms inside OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The show is intended for mature audiences.
Critics have described Byer as “mouthy, vulgar, a little bit goofy, relatable but ridiculously charming, and not afraid to infuse her broad comedy with a confident sexuality.”
In addition to hosting “Nailed It,” she also hosts the popular podcast “Why Won’t You Date Me?” and appears in the Netflix adult animated sitcom “Tuca & Bertie” alongside stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong.
For her weekly podcast, Byer interviews other comedians, friends, or ex-flings about their dating lives as she tries to figure out her own. The podcast launched in 2017 and is available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and RSS feed.
Byer previously produced and starred in the scripted comedy series “Loosely Exactly Nicole,” which debuted on MTV and aired its second season on Facebook Watch.
She also was an early standout and fan favorite on MTV’s hit series “Girl Code,” which provided viewers with “a how-to manual full of over-the-top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood.” In addition, she received national attention for her web series “Pursuit of Sexiness,” created with and co-starring comedian Sasheer Zamata.
Byer trained and performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade, an improvisational and sketch comedy group based in New York. (Other Brigade alumni include Amy Poehler, Adam McKay, and Aziz Ansari.) Byer’s additional film and television work includes “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Lady Dynamite,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Unicorn,” “Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Bojack Horseman,” and “30 Rock.”
Her first book, “#VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini,” is set for release in May.
General admission tickets for Ohio Wesleyan’s 2020 Bishop Bash are $5 and are available through the Campus Programming Board webpage at www.owu.edu/cpb. Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid university ID.
Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.