updated 06/09/2006 AT 06:00 AM EDT
•originally published 02/02/2006 AT 06:00 AM EST
With all your projects, when do you find time to sleep?
I wake up at 6 in the morning and I only get four hours of sleep a night. There aren't enough hours in the day. I actually love to sleep but I had to train myself to only get four hours because I needed those other 20 to operate.
What drives you to work so hard?
Just the urge to really make my mark in this game and to be the best entertainer I can possibly be and at the same time make sure that I can provide for my family.
You've been entertaining people since you were 11.
The first time I started doing stand-up I was kind of opening up for my dad (who's a minister). He would speak at churches and I would go on before him.
What can we expect from Wild 'N Out?
We took it up a notch to where (MTV's) standards and practices department is calling us every day and saying, "You can't say that." It's basically an improv show but it's a whole new genre called freestyle comedy. Even when we shoot the actual sketches, we have a script, but we kind of do our own thing and let it flow free.
One of your guests this season is Tyra Banks.
There's a special part of the show where I step out of my comedic realm and propose to her because it's the only chance that I have. So I got down on my knee and brought a wedding ring and was like, "You need to marry me."
You'll have to see. I've had a crush on Tyra Banks all my life – I used to have her pictures on my locker. I used to steal my mom's Victoria's Secret catalogs (laughs).
Speaking of the ladies, what's going on with you and Brandy? There were reports that she's your girlfriend.
(Laughs) I don't know where (the tabloids) got it from. She's definitely a friend of mine but we're not dating at all. We're working on some music together. We've been friends a long time. When I heard that I was like, "Huh?"