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NT: Oh my God. That’s the most exciting thing I’ve heard all month.
MIB: I know I’m freaking out about it.
NT: Will it just be a bunch of skits?
MIB: I don’t know. We haven’t written it yet. We’re going to start writing it this Saturday.
NT: That is such good news. I haven’t seen that announced anywhere. I am I going to be the first?
MIB: I’ve talked to a few people about it, so you do not have an exclusive. You’re among the first that I’ve told.
NT: The DVD is coming out, soon, according to David Wain.
MIB: Yeah, he’s wrong. It’s supposed to come out soon. Like next month. But they’re going to hold it now until we do the movie. They’ll release everything together.
NT: I guess that’s a good strategic plan. Is everybody in the movie? All 11?
MIB: It’s everybody…You’re having a little cum over this.
NT: I am. You have no idea. Is it going to be all new stuff? Or references to older skits?
MIB: I know we won’t do any old skits. Whether or not we refer to anything, I don’t know.
NT: Do you have a favorite skit?
MIB: There’s a lot of them I’m partial to. I like Taco Man, of the ones I was involved in. Porcupine Race Track. I like the one, I’m not in it, it’s called Cutlery Barn.
NT: Spaghetti fried bumblebees?
MIB: That’s the one.
NT: I like that one, too. It’s a really bizarre one. Do you have a favorite other cast member?
MIB: Yeah, I like Kevin. Kevin Allison. He’s so totally gayed up.
NT: I haven’t seen much of him lately.
MIB: He kinda dropped out of show biz for a while. He was writing and he was, mostly writing. Now he’s sort of getting back into it.
NT: Do you have a least favorite cast member?
MIB: I’m not partial to Ken Marino. I just don’t like his sensibility, as a person.
NT: So he’s kind of a dickhead?
MIB: Kind of a dickhead. That’s not really true by the way.
NT: Do you have any favorite comedians outside the group?
MIB: I like that fat kid on Two and a Half Men. He’s good.
NT: I haven’t seen that.
MIB: I haven’t either.
NT: What do you think about the comedy scene right now?
MIB: Overall I’d say the comedy scene very good right now. There’s a lot of talented people doing a lot of good work in all different mediums. It’s a great time to be a comedian. People are supporting comedy. They’re coming to see it. They enjoy it.
NT: Do you prefer stand up or sketch comedy or what?
MIB: Well I like all of it, but standup is fun because it’s immediate. You’re out there on a stage. You do a stage for an hour or so and then you’re done for the day. When you don’t have a good work ethic, that’s a very good job.
NT: Now comes the personal part of the interview.
MIB: Are you going to hit on me?
NT: Probably. What’s something about you that nobody knows?
MIB: If I told you than people would know. You’ve really put me in a quandary here.
NT: Okay. And I’m not letting you out.
MIB: Okay. Dollar for dollar, my favorite restaurant is Taco Bell. I get the number 3. Three taco supremes and a soft drink. Sometimes I will get a fourth taco.
NT: What’s so good about it?
MIB: It’s, um, overall deliciousness, I would say.
NT: What are your secret dreams?
MIB: Secret dreams. I’d like to be an ice cream entrepreneur. I’d like to invent new ice creams.
NT: Do you have any ideas?
MIB: Um. Yeah. Like a green tea with uh, with fortune cookies and chocolate chips mixed in.
NT: That sounds delicious.
MIB: Yeah, thanks.
NT: What were you like as a young man?
MIB: How young?
NT: Five to ten.
MIB: Five to ten. Five to ten? I don’t remember.
NT: What about in high school? Were you cool or were you a loser?
MIB: Was I cool? No. I was sort of, you know, middle of the pack. Thinks he’s misunderstood but really isn’t, kind of teenager. I think they all understood perfectly well.
NT: Did you think you were funny back then?
MIB: I thought I was funny. I don’t know that other people agreed.
NT: Were you shy?
MIB: I wasn’t shy, but I definitely was not outgoing.
NT: If you could kill one person, who would it be?
MIB: Kill? (Long pause). I can’t think of anybody I would want to kill. That’s a horrible thing to say.
NT: If you could be a musical instrument, what would you be?