I did babysit a little bit when I was young. I prefer babysitting for babies. I always loved babies. I was not as great with kids that wanted to be entertained and that wanted to talk.
The only thing that I’m not willing to do is really stupid, horribly written sitcoms. It can be tempting during pilot season time, but I realized this a while ago when I almost signed my life away to a stupid pilot.
I was more of the kind of babysitter that liked holding the baby, sort of playing Mom, and then putting the baby to bed and watching TV while eating everything in their kitchen.
I think the world of comedy is a relatively small community, and especially for women in comedy, there just aren’t that many people involved.
Working with David Gordon Green, and Jonah Hill, and Michael Cera, and Drew Barrymore, and all of those people – those are the best people in comedy to work with. Anna Faris. You know, that’s my goal, to keep learning and to just keep working with the best people I can. And yeah, we do all hang out, and we all kind of know each other.
I would love to be in ‘Downton Abbey.’ That’s the thing I thing many people would have a good laugh with me saying anything like that. I feel like that’s the next phase of my career. To reprove to everyone that I can do things besides the crazy characters.
Twitter’s a lot of work! That’s the first thing I would say. There’s so much pressure to be funny.
There’s pressure to come up with something genius every time. I feel like I keep letting myself down with my Twitter posts. I have to start keeping a journal of rough drafts of prophetic ideas about the world.
I was a precocious only child, and then I went through a fat, awkward stage for several years, so I learned to fall back on my humor and personality when I was growing up. It’s how you survive, so I think it was more of a natural progression for me, developing into comedy.
Regardless of what kind of film, the number one rule of comedy is to never take yourself too seriously and then the next rule is you can’t have any self-consciousness, otherwise it kills the laugh, and that will never change.