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I did end up doing substitute teaching, but there's not a lot of teaching involved in that.
You come there and hang out and have a drink before the show and eat, so it's not that brutal. It's only $6.
And the goal really is to make the audience laugh, to bring them some joy.
I do not like sports, unless you consider treating all humankind with love and respect a sport.
I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be when I started.
I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy.
I don't know any astronauts. There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians.
I mean, I've always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that.
I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
It was actually 3 years between albums. That seems like a long time to me.
There seems to be more comedy for comedy's sake.
You always think you're better than you are in the beginning.
I loved Australia. I was very successful there.
I must have done everything I had. You go through years where you go through everything you've ever written.
I once sat next to Jim from Wild Kingdom on a flight from Atlanta. I find mentioning that opens a lot of doors.
I used to write things out beforehand. But sometimes it backfires.
I've never been a TV junkie. I remember watching Letterman way back when he had a morning show.
If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape, I tend to go nuts.
I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don't think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage.
I basically did comedy there for about a year, and then moved to New York. If I had it to do over again, I would have booked myself on the road for at least a year.
I had some friends that tried it down there, and I went to a couple of open mics, and I just kind of got this... this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it.
I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge of certain things for people who are not comedians. Like Montreal. A comic understands what it is and its importance, but someone else may not know about it.
I was probably just trying to be Dennis Miller, but without the vocabulary to actually be Dennis Miller. I guess I was just less interesting than I am now, if I am interesting at all.
Only lately, like within the last few years, have I had people actually do an impression of me to me, which weirds me out to think of what they have picked up on, without ever realizing it myself.
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