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By — Abhijit Mondal

People remember the last thing you did.
I don't know what I would have done without acting. I officially fell into it around age 6 in a class play that reimagined 'The Ugly Duckling.' My joy in performing was so boundless, you would have thought I'd just won a Tony.
I've started to get more stage fright the older I get.
The Bowery Hotel is always a great place to meet people for drinks. It's so cozy in there, especially in the late fall and winter.
When you're having a good time working on something, and you all like each other, it shows in ways that you don't even realize.
I have the personality where, although my ego can be healthy, sometimes I also feel like people won't remember me, or they won't know who I am.
Sitting around with Jim Carrey, coming up with bits, is, like, beyond a dream come true.
I'm an only child, and in college, I was given a single, and then I lived with people for, like, two years but were my best friends, and we had a really fun time. And then I lived alone or with a boyfriend. I've never really had a bad roommate situation.
The only thing that I'm not willing to do is really stupid, horribly written sitcoms. It can be tempting during pilot season time, but I realized this a while ago when I almost signed my life away to a stupid pilot.
I did babysit a little bit when I was young. I prefer babysitting for babies. I always loved babies. I was not as great with kids that wanted to be entertained and that wanted to talk.
I was more of the kind of babysitter that liked holding the baby, sort of playing Mom, and then putting the baby to bed and watching TV while eating everything in their kitchen.
I think the world of comedy is a relatively small community, and especially for women in comedy, there just aren't that many people involved.
I would love to be in 'Downton Abbey.' That's the thing I thing many people would have a good laugh with me saying anything like that. I feel like that's the next phase of my career. To reprove to everyone that I can do things besides the crazy characters.
Twitter's a lot of work! That's the first thing I would say. There's so much pressure to be funny.
There's pressure to come up with something genius every time. I feel like I keep letting myself down with my Twitter posts. I have to start keeping a journal of rough drafts of prophetic ideas about the world.
I was a precocious only child, and then I went through a fat, awkward stage for several years, so I learned to fall back on my humor and personality when I was growing up. It's how you survive, so I think it was more of a natural progression for me, developing into comedy.
Regardless of what kind of film, the number one rule of comedy is to never take yourself too seriously and then the next rule is you can't have any self-consciousness, otherwise it kills the laugh, and that will never change.
The language can be different, but the emotional lives are the same no matter whether you're doing Shakespeare or Stoppard or something else... The emotional life is all the same.
Numb3rs' was a wonderful gift because I had not worked in six months. It was so fun to be on that set doing these crazy things.
I would love to be doing more voice-over work. It's such a fun and free playground to take risks, play around, and get sort of ridiculous.
You can't please everybody. All you can do is please yourself.
My mom was in the chorus of 'Hello Dolly' and 'The Worldly Players'; my dad would build the set.
For all creative people, that's sort of everyone's journey. You feel something inside, and it takes a while to figure out what that looks like and what your voice is.
You look at Richard Pryor and Robert Klein and George Carlin and Richard Lewis - those guys were so smart, they were the thinking-man stand-ups.
It took me a solid four or five years to feel really comfortable in front of the camera.
I had been doing theater since I was a kid, so the stage really felt like home to me. It felt like the place where I trust myself the most in the world and felt the most confident.
Comedy is funny when it comes from truth, and that's always the rule of them. It's about how far you can push that boundary.
For years, I said I didn't want to do television. It was just a hard 'no.' I didn't want to read anything. It didn't matter what it was - it was just 'no.'
I started acting because it was essentially the way I needed to survive and equalize my inner life.
No one's up in arms about these PG-13 movies where it's literally about the end of the world.
Not one person has ever sent me a drink because I was Caroline in 'Nick and Norah.' People reference it; people say really nice things about it, but I was sure I would be getting more free drinks.
Usually, when I'm at a festival with a movie that I'm in, I'm in and out in 24 hours.
I've done a bunch of Broadway, so I'm a theater nerd when I come to New York.
I feel like I'm sort of afraid to study too much because I feel like I work as I go, but I want to study the classics and also the technical aspects of things. I'm always looking to understand more.
I played a lot of dress-up in my room. I really liked being alone. I had a lot of friends, but I had an only-child, live-in-my-head personality.
I was made fun of for being fat from fourth or fifth grade to eighth grade. That was pretty rough.

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