What were you like as a teen?
Musical theater nerd.
Did you have an un-sexy starter job?
Interning at UCB. I learned a lot but it was definitely unglamorous.
When you were coming up in comedy, what helped you stick with it?
How do you deal with trolls?
Eating sheet cake.
On your deathbed, what transcendent advice would you croak at a young comedian?
Best comedy advice you ever got?
Strong and wrong.
How has being funny helped you in your life?
Humor is as essential as eating and sleeping.
What is your go-to show or movie to watch when you have had a bad day?
The Golden Girls.
What specific things can a young comic or comedy writer do to shape their voice?
Be authentic to yourself.
Was there one person who inspired you to go into comedy?