Life and families and babies are all joyous gifts. But if we do not begin to truly account for our numbers, we will surely create an ecological crisis that will only lead to anguish and despair.
Every poker player, like every fisherman, needs to have a story in a box, and most poker stories are completely uninteresting.
I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability.
I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy.
I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.
The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.
Many people don't know our famous 'soup kitchen' episode on Seinfeld was inspired by an actual soup restaurant off 8th Avenue in New York.
Television, in particular, doesn't look for talent; it looks for personas. You have a great persona? You can be a TV star.
There is no community service in 'Seinfeld.' But rather than lauding that, I think it shows the insane banality of it.
I went into performing for the community. Being backstage with your company of fellows is the best part of working in live theater. That energy, that combined focus, the synergy - it's addictive.
Things that make me laugh range from a wonderful stand-up like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock to my son Gabe, who does great improv work. I also look backwards to the great comedic actors like Jackie Gleason, Paul Lynde and Phil Silvers.
We made a deal that was acceptable to us. We got paid very handsomely for our final season.
I still don't know much about directing a movie.
The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny.
Comedy works best when people recognise themselves.
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