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I truly think comedy is - being funny is DNA. My dad was a doctor, a wonder

I truly think comedy is - being funny is DNA. My dad was a doctor, a wonderful doctor, and people still come up to me today, 'Your father helped my mother die.' You know what I'm saying? He made her laugh 'til she died. My father was always very funny.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

My dad would go to work every day and write in a room full of funny people.

My dad would go to work every day and write in a room full of funny people. He enjoyed it. I know great writers who find the process agonising but to me, writing has always been sheer joy.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress, but I never knew if it

One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress, but I never knew if it was a joke, or she was serious. She asked me to marry her. She was serious. It was pretty funny.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

When I was in high school, there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' an

When I was in high school, there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' and 'Wedding Crashers' and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.'
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Every wedding is slightly different from the other. But you always get to m

Every wedding is slightly different from the other. But you always get to meet the funny uncle and the weirdo relatives, and there's always someone trying to beat you up for not playing enough Beatles songs or something.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

In 'Sidney's Comet,' thanks to all the consumerism, all the garbage had to

In 'Sidney's Comet,' thanks to all the consumerism, all the garbage had to be put in deep space, even though we're not supposed to litter the cosmos - that was an environmental message. Although it was funny, it had an important message.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Every now and then, when I think about it, I think, 'What would I even talk

Every now and then, when I think about it, I think, 'What would I even talk about onstage?' It's never been, 'I wonder if I'm funny. I wonder if I can come up with jokes.' It's more, 'What would it be like without the leather suit and the anger?'
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I have rage and anger issues. So I get mad about stuff in real life, and th

I have rage and anger issues. So I get mad about stuff in real life, and then I yell about it onstage, and luckily, something funny ends up coming out. What I'll do is tape-record it, and it will end up coming out even funnier. And I add more punch lines.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I thought it would be a funny concept to publish a book about stand-up come

I thought it would be a funny concept to publish a book about stand-up comedy with Faber, the poetry publisher, and to apply to stand-up the same sort of weight of annotation that you would to a classic work of literature, an epic poem. I thought that wou
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash

It's funny about men and women. Men pay in cash to get them and pay in cash to get rid of them. Women pay emotionally coming and going. Neither has it easy.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

I do feel like guys feel pressure to be funny with me, which is kind of ann

I do feel like guys feel pressure to be funny with me, which is kind of annoying. It's a turn-off if someone's trying hard to be funny because it feels like they're auditioning for a comedy job or something. It doesn't feel romantic to me. I get so much c
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago