Aren't you also collaborating with your boyfriend [Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist] on a romance book?
I am. It comes out in the fall of 2010, and it's a conglomeration of short stories and other things, trying to cover a wide spectrum of sex. We're writing about the different animals who have sex, animals who make love, animals who just rape. We wanted to have some erotic short stories, and illustrations like the Harlequin Romance novels. The book is very imaginative. It's not exactly an autobiography. We've done a little bit so far, and we work pretty well together. And we wrote all of the Daily Show bits that I did together, so I don't think our relationship is going to get in the way, but we'll see. We promised we'd stay together at least until the end of this book. It is kind of killing our romance a little bit, because you stay up late to write the book, and then you're too tired to get it on.
Also, I keep getting buried under other projects. When I got to London five weeks ago, I told everyone, "Yeah, I'm also going to be writing a book at night, so I'm going to be pretty busy." And I kept saying that the first two weeks we were there, and once we got into production, I never mentioned the book again. Someone asked me the last night of our trip, "Remember how you're writing that book?" And I was like, "Shut up!"
You're currently touring with Eugene Mirman. How did that come about? Did you just hit it off while filmingFlight of the Conchords and decide to take it on the road?
Eugene and I go way back. He lives down the street from me in New York, and he'll do shows [at a club] down the block, so I'll do them with him. We've done tons of shows together. He's definitely one of my favorite stand-up comedians, and he's such a mover and shaker in the alternative-comedy world. For example, he's having his second annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in the fall, and people are really excited about it. I have an idea for a show to do at the festival where I go into his apartment and put on a play in each room, so the audience would have to walk around his place to catch the plot of the play. I don't think he's gonna go for it.
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