Nikki Glazer Says Ben Affleck Bombed at Tom Brady Roast Because He ‘Didn’t Prepare,’ Likely Thought It Was ‘Beneath Him’

The comedian wasn't a fan of Affleck's surprise set during Netflix's 'The GROAT' for Brady earlier this month.

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Ben Affleck didn't exactly win over viewers during Netflix's Tom Brady roast earlier this month, especially not comedian Nikki Glazer.

The comedian was a guest on an episode of podcast KFC Radio last week, where she gave her honest opinion about Affleck bombing the roast, mentioning that the actor-director seemed ill-prepared.

"I was watching from the side, and I haven't watched it again, like, how it looked, because I don’t like to watch people bomb,” Glazer said around the 22-minute mark of the video below. "Even if I heard about it, I'd be like, 'I don't need to see that."

She added, "I know what happened: he didn’t prepare. He’s someone who’s famous enough he probably thinks it’s beneath him to do this. Like, 'I’m just gonna do a favor, it’s not gonna be that big of a deal.' And then you do it, and then you're like, 'Oh, this is way bigger than I thought it was going to be. I’m just kind of phoning it in.'"

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Glazer then shared her theory as to what probably happened behind-the-scenes ahead of Affleck's disastrous set. "He probably had a pitch to the writers, probably of like, 'Maybe I do an angle where I’m mad about tweets?' Because that’s his [thing.]"

Mentioning that other comedians who bomb usually move "on to the next" joke, Glazer shared that Affleck's fell flat due to being misaligned with the event.

"There were so many jokes that didn’t get used that could’ve filled up an entire set of his that would’ve been amazing, but either they couldn’t get him on the phone enough to work out something, he didn’t practice enough or he just picked a bad premise and then he had to stick to it the whole time."

Affleck's onstage fail was noticeable to much of the special's 18.6 million viewers, some of whom considered his jokes a "rant."

Ben Affleck going on a rant about fans on social media at the Tom Brady roast wasn't on my bingo card. pic.twitter.com/BR1LMyHtDX

— marumo mmekwa (@MarumoMmekwa) May 6, 2024
Twitter: @MarumoMmekwa

Ben Affleck is loosing it like his @billmaher appearance. This Tom Brady Roast is out of control. pic.twitter.com/sMi3ZZNpYQ

— McCannIsHere (@mccannhere) May 6, 2024
Twitter: @mccannhere

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