You don’t want to let on that you’re psycho until the moment you let on you’re psycho.
I’m not one of those actors that’s like, “Oh, yeah, we were nurtured.” But in this case, it was really true.
I also think, politics totally aside, we all bonded so immensely over the election. I have horses — excuse this analogy, but it really is appropriate.
We were shooting six weeks before the election, so we were all campaigning and then the election happened and we all had to go into work that next morning. If you have a ranch or whatever and you have five horses and you’re bringing a new horse into the ranch, normally, the horses won’t accept the new horse at first. Someone cracked a whip, we were all in danger because of the election, and we bonded as a pack. There is definitely improv going on, which I think you can tell.
Most of my scenes were with Michael Ian Black and Adam Scott, both of whom I think are geniuses, comedically.
But on top of that, Michael Ian Black has this way of making you feel like you’re the funniest person in the room, even though you never really are the funniest person in the room because he’s the funniest person in the room. But really, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but right there in the company of those people.