I READ SOMEWHERE THAT YOU HAVE SOMETHING LIKE ALMOST 2 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS. THAT'S A LOT. DO YOU FEEL A LOT OF PRESSURE TO BE FUNNY IN 140 CHARACTERS EVERY DAY? Nope.
NOT AT ALL, KNOWING THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE READING YOUR TWEETS? Well, there's a little bit, but if I catch myself feeling any pressure at all, then I'll just tweet whatever is in my head at the moment, knowing that it will probably be unfunny and stupid, and also knowing that whatever I tweet doesn't really affect my follower count that much. The only thing that affects it is if I were to tweet like 100 times in an hour, which I've done before, if I'm doing some kind of promotional thing or something, then you'll see like 5,000 people drop off immediately. But on a day to day basis, it doesn't really matter what I write. It doesn't seem to affect the follower count that much.
WHO DO YOU FOLLOW ON TWITTER? LIKE, WHO WOULD YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE TOP ACCOUNTS YOU FOLLOW? I'm actually on right now and I'll tell you. The last five people I followed were Andrea Martin, who is a fantastic actress from Second City, and a comedian. She's @IamAndreaMartin. Leopold Allen. He's a very funny man. @JennyJohnsonHigh5, who is an amazingly funny twitterer. Colin Meloy, who is the singer songwriter from the Decemberists, and Daisy Delfina — who is a stripper I met in Las Vegas. I started following her on Twitter because she was staying at a house near my house and had no electricity and I wanted to Direct Message her to see if she was ok and everything.
WHAT DOES DAISY TWEET ABOUT? What does she tweet about? Let's see. Um, the last thing she wrote about was watching the VMAs and how Chris Brown won her over with his choreography.
THAT GUY IS A DICK! I know. Look, I'm not defending Daisy Delfina, I'm just saying, that's what she tweeted about.
YOU HAVE KIDS, RIGHT? HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE? I have two. They're 8 and 10.
HOW DO YOU LIKE BEING A DAD? Eh.
EH? Eh .It's whatever. No, it's much more good than bad,
DOES HAVING KIDS EVER MAKE YOU WANT TO CENSOR ANY OF YOUR COMEDY? No, no. I mean I don't do a ton of AIDS jokes in front of them, but I don't do a ton of AIDS jokes anyway.
IT'S HARD TO PULL OFF AN AIDS JOKE, I THINK. Yeah, I just don't even try,
I THINK THAT THREE OF THE BIGGEST TABOOS IN COMEDY ARE MAYBE AIDS, RAPE, AND CANCER. IF YOU HAD TO JOKE ABOUT ONE OF THEM, WHICH WOULD IT BE? I'd probably start with cancer.
START WITH CANCER, AND MOVE UP TO AIDS? Yeah, well, rape is a tough one. Rape, for me, I'd just stay away from it.
I NOTICED THAT IN YOUR STANDUP BITS FOR "VERY FAMOUS," YOU'RE WEARING A DAPPER SUIT. DO YOU FIND THAT DRESSING NATTILY FOR YOUR ROUTINE AIDS THE COMEDIC FLOW? I don't know, sometimes I dress up sometimes I don't. I generally dress for convenience and ease of packing. So, if you come see me chances are I will not be wearing a suit. Because suits require ironing, starching, darning, patching, and mending.