My father was a huge influence on me.
My father was the king of the joke-tellers. I was so impressed as a child watching him, holding people in rapt attention.
My father was a really funny guy. He lived a good long life. And he was the reason I wanted to be funny and become a comedian and a comedy writer, so to say that he's somewhat of a mythic figure in my life would be an understatement.
Obviously, at this age, I've lost people in my life. But with a parent, it's just different. I was very attached to my father and had this naive little-girl notion that he'd always be around. So I'm finding acceptance of my father's death is the hardest thing to accept.
My father was the kind of guy who'd always say 'Throw out any subject and I got a joke on it,'
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