For me it’s like being a singer. When you work on your range you can’t just warm up the high notes, you have to warm up the low notes as well to have the full spectrum of your voice. I don’t feel completely alive if all I’m allowed to do is dramatic work. That’s not the full range of what I can do, so it’s always fun for me to be able to warm up the comedic part of my instrument and feel like that’s as alive as the rest of the dramatic stuff.
I had just done a play on Broadway with David Alan Grier, which was a drama, but I knew from being in rehearsal and backstage with David how ridiculously silly he is. I also grew up watching In Living Color. So I knew that it would be an incredible ride with these guys. It was like getting paid to go to comedy school. I think especially now, we need reasons to laugh these days. And I’m proud that we’re putting a film out in the world where you leave the theater feeling good about yourself and about life and love and family.