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The trouble with the jokes is that once they’re written, I know how they’re supposed to work, and all I can do is not hit…
No, my mom kind of led me toward acting. She wanted to be an actress when she was younger. That made me interested in it…
My brother Billy was the joke teller. My brother Jim had a really sharp, cutting wit. And the teller of long stories, that was my…
I spent my first two years at a small all-male college in Virginia called Hampden-Sydney. That was like going to college 120 years ago. The…
I’m an actor. I hate to blow everyone’s illusions.
I’m a huge news junkie. I love what the news does.
In order to be a top-tier candidate, I need 7.5 million dollars, and I currently have 0.0 million dollars.
I love being onstage.
I don’t like books, they’re all fact, no heart.
I love being onstage. I love the relationship with the audience. I love the letting go, the sense of discovery, the improvising.
My mom kind of led me toward acting. She wanted to be an actress when she was younger. That made me interested in it when…
I’ve been accused of being unambitious, but what I do takes up every minute. I’m executive producer, I’m a writer and the host.
There’s nothing wrong with being gay. I have plenty of friends who are going to hell.
We have this idea in our minds that there’s this separation of church and state in America, which I think is a good thing.
I not only loved studying theater, I loved being a theater major. It gave me an excuse to brood, to grow a beard, to wear…
Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy.
All I can do is today and tomorrow and have some idea of what we’re doing next week. That’s all I can worry about.
If I had free time to go to Los Angeles to shoot a movie, I would rather spend it with my kids.
Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.
I’m not here to affect you politically or socially. I’m here to make you laugh. I use the news as the palette for my jokes.
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