I think I knew I was funny in Elementary School. I think most funny people realize it when they're young. It tends to come out of stress or trauma - something that makes you want to be funny.
I've known lots of people that are talented and nothing happens. It's not about talent, it's relentless drive.
Your work is a separate thing from you. You are this person who has your friends and your life, and you have to see the separation. If you see the separation between your work and yourself it's so much easier.
I think the obsession with wanting to change yourself is crazy over the top.
There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood.
I don't just want to be successful I want to have fun.
I love Kathy Griffin, I think she's brilliant, but for me, there is a line when I go OK, that's too much.
I think you figure out how to be funny by necessity. It's not a natural thing, being funny in the face of tragedy is kind of demented.
I hate being mean. I watch those roasts on Comedy Central and they make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
Going to Catholic school was what fueled me into comedy. The nuns were so brutal so I used to try to make my friends laugh.
Debbie Gibson and dog food. I've always dreamed of this.