Hockey, Bartending, and the Emmys with guest Mike Glazer 

Emmy-nominated Comedian Mike Glazer: Pouring Pints to Writing for Comedy Legends

Los Angeles, CA (May 17, 2024): Mike Glazer’s journey through the world of comedy has been anything but ordinary. Between his gigs as a doorman, bartender, and gold medal-winning hockey goalie, Glazer worked his way up the ranks of Second City to become a comedic powerhouse. Now, his Emmy-nominated work has graced the screens alongside icons like Jon Stewart, Billy Crystal, and Paul Rudd. 

In this candid episode, Glazer shares insights into his career, his evolution in comedy, and the unforgettable moments that have shaped his path. From challenging Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Emmys to learning from comedy legends like Sarah Silverman and Jon Stewart, Glazer’s wit and humor shine through.

Listeners can tune in to Hollywood at Home for more intimate conversations with entertainment industry personalities, hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk. 

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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Mike Glazer: 

Being up against Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Emmys: “We were up against Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat…What keeps me going is I wanna win against Andrew Lloyd Webber. Like, you know, I’m 0 -1 against ALW.”

How funny is Jon Stewart?: “Jon Stewart is a professional. He is so funny and so cutthroat with his comedy. I remember, we were sitting in his dressing room a couple hours before the show, just doing a full read through, and he’s like, ‘Nope. Nope. Yep. Funnier. We need to top that…We need to keep this tight.’ John Oliver, Colbert, Billy Crystal, Sarah Silverman; they were all at that same level of, ‘We’re gonna treat it like professionals. We’re going to cut things that don’t make sense even if they’re great because the show is what we’re serving.’ I learned so much.”

Second City Big Break: “I started my career at Second City Chicago as a door guy who then became a bartender. While I was doing all of that, I was working my way up to be an assistant director and to write sketches and perform…I’ve come so far since I was making piña coladas and pouring pitchers of beer.’”

Sometimes it’s your job to interrupt Chris Rock: “I went into the big green room, and all the stars are there. [Chris is] talking to the president of HBO and I’m standing there as this writer who’s like, ‘Chris, I need you to come with me, you’re up.’ I just waited and stood around until they were done. So much time had passed. They were like, ‘Mike, where are you? Where’s Chris?’ And I was like, ‘I didn’t want to interrupt.’ That’s a lesson you learn once, and you never have happen again.”

More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at

Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency, “Luke Cage”), among others.

More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, and also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit

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