'Monty Python' and 'The Simpsons' have ruined comedy for writers for the rest of our lives.
I might've been witty, but I didn't have a shtick. So, I never considered myself a comedian.
Generally, I've found that a heckler in an improv audience is just enjoying the show so much that they want to be in it.
New York has surprised me a couple of times. I was a snob about pizza, but I've found one or two places that allow me to forget deep dish for a while.
I enjoy doing physical comedy.
I put my foot in my mouth more than I speak properly.
I think most of my tastes were British, as far as comedy went, when I was growing up.
I'd been an actor in high school, and when I got to college, it was all about film.
Most sitcoms and cartoons, especially, you can rely on, because they go back to square one at the beginning of every episode.
Wikipedia gets a lot of things wrong.
I never looked at my future as comedy. Even at Second City, I always thought of it as acting. I knew I was going to be an actor financially, emotionally, egotistically.
I still feel very close to the people I wrote shows with and some of the people I toured with. I feel very close to them, like a family or like college friends who you know and who have seen you at your worst and you spend 14 hours driving a van all piled on top of each other.
I was doing a show in L.A. called 'Celebrity Autobiography,' where celebrities read excerpts from other celebrities' books and hang themselves with their own rope.
I went to film school at Columbia and did that for a couple years, and really thought I was going to be a filmmaker, and then I kind of drifted over to the acting side after that.
I've heard New York actors say Chicago actors intimidate them because apparently we're the real nitty-gritty actors who're in a town where being onstage doesn't necessarily get you anything except your craft.
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