On my left knee I have a long scar from an ACL operation. I’ve had both knees reconstructed.
I never want to compromise my act just to get a laugh.
Have you ever talked to someone, and you’re not even really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.
But it’s hard for a chick to do comedy. It’s not as open for them.
People for the most part can smell lies.
I’m afraid of heights. Not unreasonably, but rationally afraid of heights. I think everyone is.
I really never had any ambitions to be a standup comic. I was talked into it by guys that I used to work out with.
Being a celebrity or anything else where you’re really ambitious, it’s really a game to see how successful you can get.
I talk so much about sex that girls just want to meet me.
Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.
I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking.
Stand-up is still my favorite, but the podcast is a close second. It’s so fun, and it’s given me the opportunity to have three-hour conversations with people I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to talk to. When I talked to Maynard Keenan from Tool, I almost couldn’t believe it was happening.
So many times I’ve done a CD, and then the week after I record it, I’ve got this new tagline that’s killer. And it makes the whole bit better. It happens all the time. But that’s just the process of comedy.
It never hurt Lenny Bruce’s career to get arrested for swearing. It did back in the time, but he broke those doors down by doing the stuff that he believed in.
I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly. It was a dream gig.