You go through publicists because it’s easy for a publicist to say to another publicist, ‘No’.
I’ve done lots of improv things but not a whole movie.
I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.
Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.
I’ve never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that’s the challenge.
I have a kind of objective luxury about my career.
Being the youngest of five, you’re adored, you’re fueled with confidence.
I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.
One of my great influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife.
My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.
I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit.
What I learned, a little too late, was that the ‘traditional’ Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.
David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late ’80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He’s a very cool, hip guy. This film, let’s face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he’d find it funny.
You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested. It’s very easy to get lulled.
I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It’s always fun to defy expectations.