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?