I would like to thank those who spoke boldly against the ‘gay marriage float’ in the 2014 Rose Parade. Apparently, that vigorous opposition came from perhaps millions of people, and it had a significant influence on how the matter was handled on network and cable television.
You do the work and you want people to see it; but, um while I’m doing the work, the result doesn’t matter at all to me. Ultimately, I don’t, I don’t care whether the film is – you know – some big giant box-office bonanza and I don’t care if its a complete flop. To me, when a film gets made and it’s actually finished it’s a success. They’re all a success in their own way.
No matter how popular you are as a stand-up – you can go out and fill a 10,000-seat arena and be smart and funny – it’s delicate to host an awards show and know where your place is and know that it’s not about you, that it’s about the people who are nominated, and respect that, but at the same time have your moment to show them who you are.