I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit.
People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue.
Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.
I'm totally aware of how lucky I am. I have health, family, children. I do work that gives me total joy and allows me to make a living, and maybe, if I'm lucky enough, I'll feel I've fulfilled a little bit of service to society because I brought other people some laughter.
I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.
I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about.
I truly believe that when you're funny, you're blessed. Your whole life is kind of golden. I was happy, although it was not perfect happiness. There was illness and sadness and death.
lives in a retirement home in New Jersey. It's called the Retirement Home in New Jersey for Characters Who Were Interesting in the '80s for About an Hour. He's there with the Whiners, Gumby and Jon Lovitz's 'That's the ticket' guy.
I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.
I pretend I'm one of the royal family when I'm in a hotel and that the hotel belongs to me - it is a palace.
I think I'm funny because my family, my siblings were funny.
I've never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that's the challenge.
What's great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It's not about the gloss of your eyebrows.
I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It's always fun to defy expectations.
David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He's a very cool, hip guy. This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he'd find it funny.