Were you funny as a kid?
Yeah, I was funny as a kid. I do remember going out of my way to make people laugh, and I got in with this popular group of girls in high school by doing self-deprecating stuff. I got to be friends with the hot girls and go to all the good parties. I was the ambassador for my older sister who wanted to hang out with them, too. She wasn’t sufficiently grateful and took me for granted. I was like, “I acted like a monkey to get you in with this group!”
How’d you get hooked up with Second City?
It was one of those resumes I sent out every week. I knew they were casting for the touring company and I got called in for a casting audition. It wasn’t something I aspired to. I wasn’t against sketch comedy but I never went to a Second City show and I had never improvised. The audition was improvising and they chose two girls and I was one of them.