Why did you decide on a smaller venue for this special?
I wanted the feel of an intimate room, a space that was lo-fi and straightforward.
Do you have a favorite joke from the special?
Not really. I love them all like stepchildren.
Did any audience reaction surprise you?
It's always this back and forth.They react to me, and then I react to them. I guess like life. If life was everyone stares at you and you have a microphone... Sorry, that's a shitty analogy.
What's the biggest difference between your stage persona and you as a person off stage?
There is less and less of a difference these days. I'm not saying the opposite of how I really feel like I once did.
Do you worry about how your audience will react to jokes about controversial topics?
What was the process for the song Diva, which ends the special?
I said the basic sentiment on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' once and thought it would make a good song.
When did you first realize you were funny?
I was three years old and swore. All the grown-ups laughed.
If you werent in comedy, what would you be doing?
I'd be working with primates, Dian Fossey-style, or teaching elementary school.
How would you describe your sense of humor?
I wouldn't. There's nothing worse than comedians describing their comedy.
Who is your ideal audience member?
5'9" 170 pounds.
Who's your comedic idol?
Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Ruth Gordon, Albert Brooks and Garry Shandling.
When was the last time that you actually laughed out loud?
I was talking with Kyle Dunnigan this morning.