He also took a jab at other journalists or being too serious.
"They're not doing their job," Glass said. "They're not accurately portraying the world."
Which is why he's proud of doing "the single funniest hour on Guantanamo that anyone has ever done." Among other things.
Speaking of other things, how 'bout those back-up dancers? A pair of young women danced behind Glass as he retold a "This American Life" story about a troupe of dancers who thought they could influence the outcome of the lottery if they just danced hard enough.
And, eventually, Glass joined his back-ups and danced a bit himself.
You kind of had to see it. You'll have to take my word for it - it worked.
Glass was smart, funny and entertaining. The same could not altogether be said about the audience at Kingsbury Hall.
As you might expect, the question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation featured a few cringe-worthy moments. The high school social studies teacher who was under the impression that Glass (and the audience) were there to listen to her drone on. The woman who asked, "What is your spirit animal and why?"
And the oh-so-proud-of-herself woman in the front row who insisted on pulling a dangling thread from Glass' jacket.
"You're really a fearless person, aren't you?" said Glass, adding that he would never have imagined doing that to someone he didn't know. "You know what I think? I think sometimes I'm too approachable."