I think Chelsea Handler is the funniest woman.
I wanted something where I could have the clearest and most unfiltered artistic and creative voice.
I try to make my bed every day for mental health. Coming home to an unmade bed or a room with clothes all over will depress me.
My father contracted polio on a troop train in Korea.
I want to see gay couples stuck with their significant other at Home Depot with that far away look in their eye, get me out of here.
America is grappling with cultural diversity, and I just want to put a show on that represents the world in which I live.
'Dancing With the Stars' is so Middle America, and people take it so seriously.
I, myself, identify myself as a heathen.
I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.
When I was a kid, I wanted to walk with my dad's limp - my dad was my hero - but that infuriated him, and he would make me walk back and forth in the living room until I walked without it.
A friend of mine had his own theater company, and he jumped me in like I was in a gang. And once I came in, it was just that simple. For the first time in my life, I felt, 'This is a career, this is a life that I think I can grow old doing.' It was love at first sight. I loved being on stage and reading these plays. It was great.
I started acting at the University of Michigan in my sophomore year.
I couldn't wait to be, you know, a Black Panther. Of course they wouldn't let me join.
I've tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.
My grandmother was born in 1900, and she would regale me with tales I call 'Little House on the Prairie' tales, but they were tales of segregated and racist America growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, where she came from.
Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out.
I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success.
I decided sitcoms weren't for me.