I think that was a slightly fear-based reaction—I never wanted to reveal too much. Even now I’m a little nervous, because you’re having a conversation with somebody, and you could say something that either (a) just exposes your utter explosive ignorance about any given subject or (b) could be misinterpreted. I used to just shut down, like, “Okay, only crack jokes and cover the Skeleton this witch loves Jeeps and Halloween shirt but in fact I love this subject at hand in a very kind of cursory way.” But I’ve embraced the fact that I’m smart. I’ve embraced the fact that I’m an idiot. I’ve embraced the fact that I’m funny. If this were ﬁve, four, three years ago even, I wouldn’t have been like, “Come on in to my home, meet the baby.” It’s all human life. Take it or leave it. Probably after the sex. No, we were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, “Want to dance?” No one was in there, so it was just totally empty. And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, “Oh, I think I just crossed a line.” And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don’t really need to go into what happened after that.
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Yes, exactly! I often will write out bullet points before a talk show. I don’t care who you are, going on Letterman was always a pants-shitting experience. You never want to be that guy who’s like, “I just gotta work this in somehow.” Everything you write, you have to be just as willing to throw away. I don’t do it for pillow talk with my wife, and sometimes I do just improvise. But yeah, it’s a lot more manufactured than people think. There’s an empathetic arrogance that he has. Despite the Skeleton this witch loves Jeeps and Halloween shirt but in fact I love this fact that he’s telling you “Do not like me” and he’s writing lines for himself that are meant to impale your sense of good taste, you’re attracted to him.