A Conversation with Nicole Byer
One of the most versatile and recognizable voices in the comedy landscape today, Nicole Byer brings the laughs and her unique brand of confidence and irreverence to a comedy Q&A.
‘Nailed It!’s Nicole Byer is the First Black Woman to be Nominated for an Emmy for Reality Hosting
With Netflix reality series Nailed It!, comedian, actress, writer and podcaster NICOLE BYER has found herself caught in the whirlwind of a pop culture phenomenon. The bake-off competition series is a celebration of imperfection within the culinary world. Each episode follows amateur bakers with questionable track records, as they attempt to recreate daunting cakes and confections, to hilarious ends—with $10,000 and the coveted “Nailed It” trophy on the line. Byer’s recognition by the TV Academy makes her the first Black woman to be nominated in her category. Read more about what the historic nod means to her, the art of reality hosting, her learning curve on the show, and her recently-released self-help book, #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE.
Nicole is one of the most versatile and recognizable voices in the comedy landscape today. She currently stars as host of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated competition baking series Nailed It, which was just renewed for a third season. She can also be seen as producer and star of the scripted comedy series Loosely Exactly Nicole, which debuted its first season on MTV and aired its second on Facebook Watch. The show features her unique brand of confidence and irreverence as she demonstrates the hilarious missteps of what it means to be out on your own for the first time. Byer also appears in the new Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie alongside Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong and continues to host her popular weekly podcast Why Won't You Date Me.
Byer was an early standout and fan favorite on MTV’s hit series Girl Code, a strong and smart female-driven comedy series that brings viewers a hilarious how-to manual full of over-the-top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood. She is also an Upright Citizens Brigade alum who continues to cement her status as a force in standup comedy, regularly performing in cities across the country.
Previously, Byer received national attention for her Above Average web series Pursuit of Sexiness, which she co-created and starred in alongside Sasheer Zamata. The series followed the adventures of two broke, single, and adorably self-absorbed young women trying to find a good guy in New York City. Her additional film and television work includes Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Lady Dynamite, Brooklyn 99, The Unicorn, Black Lady Sketch Show, Bojack Horseman, and 30 Rock.