A company member of the Groundlings in Los Angeles. [March 2004]
Personal Quotes (5)
(explaining why he imitated Angela Jolie's leg-exposing stance at the 2012 Oscars) I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun. And you know what? We have exactly the same legs.
[as the 'The Writer's Room' creator, about his favorite TV series] It's tough. I'd be very curious talking to 'MASH' writers, just because I have a fascination with the balance of comedy and extreme drama and just the idea behind the show. I feel like I'd want to do a moment with the 'Cheers' writers, because that's probably the quintessential show of my life. Then I think I would want to sit down with 'Lost' because I have a lot of questions, being a guy who watched from the beginning with groups.
[on the concept of television being a 'writer's medium'] I feel like people have a newfound respect for good stories. I think TV's in a really great place right now as far as embracing flawed, sometimes questionable, people - from 'Dexter' to 'Breaking Bad', to any of these shows like 'Mad Men' - complex characters that you get so frustrated by.
Technology has changed, and we need to figure out how to improve the archaic way of what makes a hit, or how to determine how many viewers are watching beyond some people with Nielsen boxes in a small percentage of homes in random areas.
Some people will ruin a movie for you if they enthuse too much.