Over all, I don't think the economy looks that bad here.

I got in this business because of Steve Martin playing a banjo with an arrow through his head. You have to be really smart to play a dumb guy.

It's unbelievable. I just wanted to do stand-up because it was fun and it was a good job and I could make a good living at it.

People are starting to see that earnings aren't as bad as they initially thought. It's boosting a market that got pretty beat up.

I befriended a lot of them. You'd get a call from Dennis Miller and go hang out at the mall. They helped you develop your material and they'd show you the ropes.