New York: the only city where people make radio requests like This is for Tina - I'm sorry I stabbed you
I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
She reminds me of Roseanne before she was discovered. Darlene has that same clear point of view and a very dry, take-charge kind of attitude.
My father was the king of the joke-tellers. I was so impressed as a child watching him, holding people in rapt attention.
I cried when I turned 34 for no other reason than 34 sounded old to me at the time.
I think what I would say to my younger self, and probably to younger, just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you're just afraid to put yourself out there, and it's uncomfortable because it's working up the courage to do something, to push yourself to do those things.
My kind of gay, meeting a woman and falling in love, is a different experience because it wasn't anything about 'Oh, I've always been gay and I'm breaking the chains.
As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.
All my other relationships with men, there was so much maneuvering and strategic decisions and stuff.
I always say to women, 'Take advantage of the fact that you're in the minority, don't see it as a disadvantage. You're that much more unique when there's fewer of you.
There were very few women comics when I started out doing stand-up. But I always saw that as a great advantage.
I'm always a big fan of if you approach somebody politely about something and you're not a nudge - you're just pretty honest and simple, my kind of philosophy is that I'm not afraid of 'no,' and that's way different than 'I won't take no for an answer.
I've seen too many comics who got their own shows and were undone because they worked for an executive producer who didn't understand their comedy or their sensibility.
I suddenly had this really mad desire to have an affair with a woman. I was divorced. I was childless. I figured there's got to be one more way to really tick off my mom.
My stand-up act is very clean.