When I tour, its like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. I try to eat at all the weird places, the obscure barbecue joints, burger places. There are a few spots in L.A. that Im obsessed with - one of them is the Taco Zone taco truck on Alvarado. There are secret off-menu items that are amazing.
Melissa McCarthy just opened this new movie, Identity Thief, and Rex Reed, whos a known critic, wrote a scathing commentary on her weight. I think that weight designation is one of the last frontiers of bullying. I dont know what the right ism for it is, but I think that theres a level of that thats happening thats certainly not okay.
Theyre naughty, all those writers - they mess around with people. I know James Gandolfini got a bit fed up on The Sopranos: if he said anything in front of a writer, told them a story from his life, it could make its way into the script.
Theres a lot of women out there, some of whom are my age whove never been married and some who have been married and would like to be married again but think their ship has sailed, and Im like, Oh no, honey, let Miss Niecy show you it is never too late for love!
I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right, I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.