When I was in high school there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' and 'Wedding Crashers' and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.' That movie was so good and so funny.
One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress but I never knew if it was a joke or she was serious. She asked me to marry her. She was serious. It was pretty funny.
It's funny because in drama school my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters.
But I really like hosting I think it's a strength of mine. It allows me to improvise and I love the spontaneity of that and I think I'm funny behind the desk when interviewing someone.
We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.
If you have spent any time with Barack Obama you know he's a funny guy. He's a good guy. He knows sports.
I come from a background of hanging out with friends and shooting videos with them with funny stuff coming out of the group. I guess we got the same charge jocks get out of sports.
We try to... we are I suppose to a certain extent all affected and erm that is both funny and sad I think.
It's both funny and sad which seem to me to be the two basic ingredients of good comedy.
Even when I begin with a situation that's basically funny or sad I like to keep poking around in it. I like to get into the middle of a relationship to explore the subtle places.
'A Bug's Life' is a really funny movie and the characters have such different personalities. The movie is happy and then gets really sad and I'm like W'hoa I'm feeling this way and this movie is about bugs!'
I love the script and I just thought it was a great role. Like I say it's like this - the script is like this sad funny desperate love song to the lost American man.
Since it's based on my parents it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.
The books are funny and sad and that's what people respond to.
Well I did Marlene 15 years ago and that's in the style. It's somehow similar and not similar because Marlene was much more aggressive funny and sad.
My mother and father were very strange people. They tried to be funny which is always very sad to me.
I love the sad songs with their maudlin self-deprecating almost funny lyrics. As an Englishman they make a lot of sense.
Some really good things kind of swing both ways and I like to see people that can swing really really really sad and horrible and terrible and really really really beautiful and funny.
So far at least I haven't found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred I mean a thousand scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
You can't be a casual observer of something humorous - you have to engage you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work.
You know what's funny is that I have this ongoing relationship with the city of Washington D.C. I went to George Washington University and my nickname was K-Dub - based on G-Dub - and I'm now on the board of trustees at George Washington University.
I just recently joined Twitter. It's very positive - I love all the accolades. If my ego is hurting I can just open my Twitter account and see 'Oh I love you! I love the show!' and it's great. I'm trying to find the balance between trying to be funny being honest and just being a promoter as the guy on 'Royal Pains.'
One of my biggest pet peeves is that I just don't like it when characters do things that are funny to the writer but you don't know why they're doing it and it doesn't make any sense.