Will you have to tame your humor once you're on The Tonight Show?
This is the sense of humor I've been working with since the first grade. I don't think I could change if I wanted to. If I got a network note that said, "You need to become more of a cross between Charlie Rose and Dick Cavett," I'd say, "You know what? I appreciate the shot, but I gotta go."
How will you sex up the Emmys?
First of all you've got me hosting. And I'm gonna wear very, very tight trousers, like matador pants. That's gonna do a lot for women and a third of the men watching.
It is tough. My son's still too young, but when I leave for work my daughter says, "No, Daddy, I want you to stay." (Pause) But then I just scream, "We need the money!"
Is your daughter funny?
She's hilarious. She’s extremely verbal. (Last year) a bug was crawling on her arm and she said, "I'm frustrated with this bug." We were like, "Whaaat? You're 1 1/2 years old!"