I think growing up on a farm in a certain amount of isolation, with not a lot of friends nearby, makes you entertain yourself and kind of grows your imagination - being alone is quite good for all that. You make up stories, talk to the animals, let them be an audience, a bunch of cows.
In high school, I was doing a skit for forensics and people started laughing, more than I was prepared to deal with. It was a surprise.
No one knows who the real me is, so I can be a hundred different kinds of me.
Sarcasm doesn't read sarcastic in print.
I think I've always had a disconnect from what I'm supposed to be like.
I would like to be known as someone who was really sweet but also knowledgeable in all areas of life.
Bad improv happens with people who are inexperienced with each other and don't know the craft that well. But bad stand-up is something that could happen to someone at any level in their career.
I probably shouldn't say this about all animals, but at least the farm animals that I've hung out with, and even when I go to the zoo usually, they're like a blank slate. I guess that's why I like them. They're puppets, and you can imagine them being anything you want.
I think it's great training for any comedian to start on cows. Because with cows, you expect them to be bored and just stare at you blankly. And that's exactly what you'll get at a comedy club. If you can toughen up with a cow audience, then you'll never be worried with a human audience.
Most of the people I know in comedy are not weird or messed up.
I love the idea that I have the power to look for the projects I can put myself into, but I'm still at that level of just being happy to have a job.
Animals in general have sparked a weird depression in me, because as much as I tried, I couldn't layer a personality over them. You know what I mean? I would stare at the cows, and I would sing to the cows, and they would always just look at me blankly.
Being a correspondent on 'The Daily Show' is some combination of doing a character and doing stand-up. It's a juggling act to find a balance between being you and playing a role.
Sometimes I try to sell shows with a female lead to networks, and that isn't something that's been a proven formula for them, so they reject it. I do feel like men get the funniest roles in movies.
'Rock of Love' with Bret Michaels was fun. He's a lovable guy.
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