Panned or not, 'Dune' is a real part of science-fiction filmmaking.

You have to understand how lucky I feel. I was on 'Saturday. Night. Live.' I played with the Clash! On what planet would I look at anything in my life in any less-than-stellar way?

I loooved Sleater-Kinney like a crazy person.

I'll just say that there are times when TV shows, like 'The Honeymooners' or 'I Love Lucy' or something, where they're totally in their stride, and this thing happens, where you can tell they got everything they wanted. And it starts to look a little relaxed. No criticism to the shows whatsoever; these people are geniuses.

Missing something doesn't help anything. You can only look at the future, what you can keep doing.

People on the street comment on how handsome I am. You know, people stop and say how angular my face is.

Everywhere I go, somebody says something to me. It's really nice.

Sometimes 'Portlandia' can be pretty traditional. But the stuff I've always loved on 'SNL' has always been the weirdest stuff I've done. The stuff that went on at 10 to 1 in the morning.

I take any project on a month or two at a time. Meaning, I don't think too far ahead.

I will always consider myself a punk because of those experiences in high school. It will always be a part of me.

Prince is my favorite ever. I've liked Prince since... It's been a really long time. Even in junior high. I used to only like punk for a while, and I had all these rules for what kinds of groups were cool, and who was not cool, but as soon as I saw this one Prince video... It just broke all those rules. I was like, 'I love this no matter what.'

I really like Au Revoir Simone.

When you're being mean to someone, you can feel the audience just get cold.

Surround yourself with people you like and respect; surround yourself with people you just want to be around and keep making things.

I feel really lucky to get to do comedy, and music, at all. I want to do as much as I can.

Bill Hader does a really good impression of me.

Music documentaries are tricky because of 'Spinal Tap.' That movie has stood the test of time.

The way James Franco goes to new projects, he does it the way an artist should, which is with a question mark. Like, will this work?

My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father's culturally German, but his father was Japanese. I was raised in New York and spent two years in Rio. My parents met at the University of Southern Mississippi, and they had me there, and then we moved to New York. I'm not very familiar with Mississippi.

Every day, I wanna work on being a better person, not just to others but to myself.

I see everything as a positive that can only help me.

I enjoy getting to work on 'Saturday Night Live', where I get to do people like David Paterson. And then, its like a different muscle to do someone like a bicycle guy on' Portlandia'.

I don't think there's an archetype for the Justin Bieber fan. A Bieber fan just looks like an American. You wouldn't even need a costume to try and resemble one.

No yoga. I can barely sit down.

I travel a lot. I'll go back and forth, you know, West Coast-East Coast, but it's separated by segments. So it's not a daily thing.

I spent a lot of time lifting my drums into a van, playing to ten people night after night. I can't complain about anything now. That stuff was heavy.

I love driving. Listen to some music.

I think Ian MacKaye is everything that I always wanted to be.

I believe in limitations. I think the worst art ever made - in my opinion, because it's all so subjective - is where the artist had complete freedom.

I was impersonating people way, way, way early, as far back as I can remember. And I would do people on my street for my parents, I remember. And in school, I did the same thing with all the teachers. It was just like, I mean, it was something I loved to do. I don't think there was a time when I wasn't doing it. I was always doing it.

I spent most of my 20s playing music. I was in a band, and we worked really hard and did not get very far.

My problem is with intimacy. That's where I have my biggest problems.

I'm not by nature a cynical person. But sometimes your expectations are different from reality.

For some reason, juggling things makes everything work better. That's just how we operate. It just makes the other project more of something to look forward to. I think the more you keep things going, the more it helps the other project.

I like to think Portland and L.A. are not rivals; they're cousins. As cities on the West Coast, they're distinct in their own way but still culturally similar.

I don't think I've ever hosted anything in my life.

I can only parody stuff I love.

I want it all... fast. I want to be married, I want to live together... and then somewhere around a year or two years, I get freaked out. I freak out emotionally and then I actually feel like 'Oh my God, who's this stranger in my house?'

I will always, no matter what, be a punk more than anything.

When 'Pale Fire' came out, that album was a big friend of mine. I've just always purely been a fan of El Perro del Mar.

I think a comedian has a more specific job. Whereas a musician can fall into different categories, you know, of making background music or doing a soundtrack or wanting to be in a band or writing the song, or writing your own songs. And then comedy is a very black and white thing. You want to make people happy.

Even when I go do comedy stuff live, I can still feel the drummer in me about to go onstage.

When I first started going to Portland, people told me about Stumptown. They were like 'Oh, it's the best coffee,' and I thought, 'How good could it really be?' I'm like, 'Sure, great, uh... I'd love to see it.' But then when I went, it truly, I am not kidding, is the best coffee I have ever had.

I came away from 'Saturday Night Live' feeling very well represented. I felt, and I still feel like, they let me do so much stuff that I wanted to do. Stuff that I almost didn't even know what it was.

I'm glad I get to do characters. It's just like a Polaroid shot of whoever the person is, and to me, anyway, that's kind of what life is like. You get a general sense of somebody, and then we're all good, we get it. We understand each other.

When punk came along, it made perfect sense to me. I found it melodic. The Clash, Buzzcocks.

I can't be bothered with narrative. It takes too long for me to try to think of it.

I will admit that I purposely stress myself out. But I think I like stressing myself out. There's a glamour to, like, 'I've got to get to the airport!' I just like the caricature.

My showbiz career started with 'SNL,' and to write an 'SNL' book... well, there are already enough of those.