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I mean, I've always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that.
I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy.
People in New York love having roof parties.
I did end up doing substitute teaching, but there's not a lot of teaching involved in that.
I loved Australia. I was very successful there.
I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film.
I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be when I started.
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 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.
My sister sometimes does a Todd Barry tribute act.
Some venues are better run than others. Sometimes it's just maddening to deal with full dinners being served in front of your face. You can have a good or bad show anywhere.
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 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 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.
Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It's a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons.
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