For some reason, I never watched Lifetime but just discovered it. I was like, 'Oh, it's all rom-coms!'
I have things I say over and over again, for sure, but I've never wanted to make an album or really go on the road. I don't want any traction. I just want to be able to express myself and to feel love.
That was something that I learned: It's actually okay if the way that I do my best is when I'm treated well.
I don't have any horror stories of trying to start as a comedian and eating it constantly on stage.
You are not waiting for your life to start. It's going on right now.
That time when you're waiting for a job can be the most impactful and important time because you develop your preferences as a person. Knowing what you like will make you more confident. And then you'll stand out.
There's so much interference, so much static and people's voices talking about what you do and why you do it that I've learned to be like, 'No, no.' It's actually simple. I just do this.
I feel I have to be totally cemented in my position, all: 'You can't tell me what to do with my body', but there is another part of me that is, you know, myself: vulnerable, with lots of doubts.
We love rom-coms, but it's getting to where we don't identify with any of the women in them.
I always thought that farts were funny, and I always thought that they were mine to talk about because they came out of my body.
I know sometimes my Twitter feed is intense, but I take it as a friendly void to scream into. I don't have another way to be.
I think I was aware when I started doing stand-up, especially on my own, that, yeah, I'm getting up on stage, and I'm a woman, and I dress in a sort of typically feminine fashion.
You don't realize it until you go out and take a look, but there are so many ways in which sexism is just allowed in our culture, not just in the entertainment industry. It's just allowed to be there, and that's not acceptable anymore. And I think it's really important to be very vocal.
It looks like I'm just gonna keep getting really, really happy and sad and embarrassed and excited and disappointed for the rest of my life, so let's just do that.
People want to see comedies where characters aren't sacrificed for the jokes.
I think that there have been a lot of fear-based assertions that feminism is about aggression, and that is incorrect and untrue. Feminism is about equality; that's what it's about.
I guess some people want to be performers because they want to be famous.
I like any film where the female characters are complex and have a functioning imperfection.
I sometimes think my earnestness is confused for stupidity, but it shouldn't be.
I fidget and change my outfit a lot. It's really a way of keeping myself comfortable.
It's not good for me to see things while they're being edited. I can be highly critical, so I try to stay away.
'Saturday Night Live' will always be this amazing, powerful behemoth, but it's also not the only thing happening in comedy anymore.
People say that the best part about doing animation is that you don't have to dress up to go to work, but I don't believe that. I dress up to go to work. I dress up for an airplane. I think it's just focusing your skillset, focusing on your voice and the comedy.
My grandfather was a lot like a white Jewish George Jefferson, and he did not enjoy my work very much.
I love waking up in the morning. It makes me feel really excited.
I waited my whole life to be a woman, so now my clothes are fairly tight.
I always wanted to be a children's author, and I have a really big library of children's books. All the ones from when I was little, they are just so beautiful. I read kids' books, and they calm me down.
I'm tired of someone being called 'quirky' because they tripped or got a stain on their shirt. It's like a beautiful blonde lady who's quirky because she has bedhead, or she's quirky because she sometimes says the wrong, cute thing. I like it when women are quirky as human beings.
I think, from a really early age, I just wanted to be an actress. And I ended up doing comedy because it was the thing that kind of, like, came out of my nature the most easily. But, I've always wanted to do as many different kinds of performances - whatever I could.
It makes a lot of sense to me that I would be a cartoon. I feel like a cartoon as a person. I really, really do.
I grew up idolizing Madeline Kahn and Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett, Ruth Gordon, Rosalind Russell, Amy Irving, women who were stylish and real actresses who did real work and could not be replaced with anyone else. You cannot cast anyone else in Madeline Kahn's roles.
I've become very interested in the ways things can change even with someone you've known for many years and you've committed to for life. How drastic can you damage things in the way you speak to someone?
It's 2014, and the fact that anybody has to fight for the right to do what they want to do with their body in a safe and responsible way is infuriating.
Using creative expression as a means to a professional end makes me curl up a bit.
Don't think twice. If it's a character that you feel compelled to play and story that you feel needs to be told, don't think twice.
My baseline function is I'm usually really happy and optimistic. I think I really genuinely like being alive, and I've got a spring in my step - that's what I've been like all my life.
I feel a lot of life in me and a lot of creative energy, and I think it's better suited somewhere it can run free.
I like to wear dresses and skirts when I go onstage because the attitude that I have is, 'I'm so excited to introduce myself to you.' And I want to be wearing what I'd be wearing to a date or a dinner party.
I don't know exactly what's next. But I do know now that it's something rather than nothing.
I learned my lesson early in my career that it's not helpful to go and look at what other people's opinions are.
'Obvious Child,' the short, had a nice life online and a great festival run, but the short and the feature still stand apart from everything else I've done. I play a woman who you might meet in life. My other work is much more heightened.
I think that, unfortunately, people who are maybe threatened by feminism think that it's about setting your bra on fire and being aggressive, and I think that's really wrong and really dangerous.
It was so quick for me on 'SNL.' It's not something I consider to be, like, one of the big spaces in my career.