A lot of the struggle I had with movies is I really loved moments and tones and feelings in a scene, and I loved creating those, but I never really had great stories to string them together.
To me the goal of comedy is to just laugh, which is a really high hearted thing, visceral connection and reaction.
A household name is like ketchup. Everybody wants ketchup. Ketchup doesn't hurt anybody.
There's no real preparing at home for stand-up. You just go and you just do it.
I've tried to do away with lying in my life in the last few years, but it's hard.
I grew up watching all these crazy movies, European movies and stuff, and I guess that I always laughed at things that were a little more offbeat.
When you're young as a comic, you don't have a lot of leverage.
Well, when I was younger, I lied all the time, because once you understand the power of lying, it's really like magic because you transform reality for people.
If I do something for my kids, I get a medal, because most fathers don't.
I've had soccer moms come up and tell me they can relate when I say that I want to throw my baby in the trash.
My kids are really easy. I often worry that they're too easy to deal with. They're really nice people.
I think I'm past any window where I'm suddenly going to become surprisingly ripped so that people go, 'Oh, my God, what happened to you?'
The only pitch I have to movie people is the same as this one: Just give me $8 million. I'm not telling you what it's about and I'm not telling you who's in it.
I don't have a room full of writers pitching ideas. It's just me out of my head.
I never viewed money as being 'my money' I always saw it as 'the money.' It's a resource. If it pools up around me then it needs to be flushed back out into the system.
It's a positive thing to talk about terrible things and make people laugh about them.
It's hard to know where your thoughts come from, especially when you have a thirst for material because you need it professionally.
There's two kinds of press that you get when you put out a TV show: The reviews, and the people that just decide what the reviews say.
There's been a lot of simple vilification of right-wing people. It's really easy to say, 'Well, you're Christian, you're anti-this and that, and I hate you.' But to me, it's more interesting to say, 'What is this person like and how do they really think?'
Comedians work great as actors because they're good under pressure. With a lot of actors, you have to make them feel like everything's going really well to get a good performance out of them. But, if you have a comedian on the set, you can tell them, 'Hey, you really are screwing this up,' and then they just get better.