Dating a funny girl can be intimidating for some men. If you're not all that funny, her sense of humor can make you feel even less clever -- which blows. And if you do consider yourself a funny dude, there can be a competition factor. To break down how to date a funny lady, we talked with Nikki Glaser, co-host of MTV's "Nikki & Sara Live" and a hilarious stand-up comic who's a regular fixture in the New York comedy scene.
Have you ever had any issues with dating a fellow comedian?
The vast majority of men I have dated and/or bedded have been comedians. And that was a mistake. I didn't know any better, because these were the guys in my social circle. I didn't have a life outside of comedy. Plus, male comics are some of the greatest people to hang out with and share a meal or drink...and a lot of them are cute.
But they don't make great boyfriends, at least not for me. It takes a certain degree of selfishness and commitment to be a great stand-up. A lot of guys, especially the ones just starting out, are obsessed with it and don't have time to think about anything else.
And I get that. I was like that once, too. Comedy was my boyfriend. But now, after doing it for a decade, I realize that laughs from a crowd aren't everything. And I also realize that there are a lot of hilarious men who don’t do stand-up. I always thought comics were the only people who could make me laugh, but that just isn't the case.
I'm not looking for gossip here, but were any of those comedians either Carrot Top or Carlos Mencia? Please say "no."
No. But I'm not ruling them out yet.