"We used to joke about it, ‘Give me an affliction and I’ll give you an Oscar!’ They’re not giving an award for acting. It’s ‘Thanks for making me feel something. Here’s a prize’. Somehow people don’t put comedy in their emotional bank the same way. It relieves a tension, it unties a knot, but it’s not something where people want to give you a prize. They just want to say, ‘Thanks for making me laugh’, which I genuinely treasure. That makes me feel good”.