People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it's a heck of a lot more complicated than that.
Somehow, by just continually pestering the general public by appearing on television, they accepted me and wanted more.
I was the class clown, but I was a reluctant class clown because I was always and still am somewhat embarrassed by performing. I have terrible stage fright and I don't like being in front of people.
Probably the most fun I've ever had, actually, acting. Because it was the perfect extension of the stuff that I'd started to do on Late Night With David Letterman, and when I look back on all my work, it was probably the best possible incarnation of Chris Elliott, of me.
But I don't think I was ever destined to be a big star.
I'm not a competitive person.
I think the whole idea of me was that I wasn't going to be but that I wanted to be, desperately.
That's what keeps me up at three in the morning: Who's looking at reviews of Cabin Boy right now?
I don't get offered many dramatic roles. As soon as my face pops up in a movie, everyone knows I'm the funny guy.
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