Nicole Byer

When: Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. 2020

Sometime in 2018, when the cooking show competition bubble popped, something beautiful emerged. Instead of heated competition between the top tier of chefs, bakers, and makers, along came a show called Nailed It! which celebrates the A for effort spirit with host and comedian Nicole Byer. No one is better suited to let people down gently and celebrate — and laugh at — the ugliest, most demented looking, shitty-tasting cakes, cookies, and treats quite like Byer, who is as sweet as she is funny. Oh, she’s also host of the Why Won’t You Date Me? podcast where she dishes on her chronic blow-job-loving single-life with guests who may or may not have the answer to the podcast’s titular question.

Price: $25+