Here’s our questions. -Jim has not seen these.
-Okay. First one. “Would you ever do
an hour stand-up special?” Like Chappelle
or Eddie Murphy might do? -Anything’s possible. You know,
I mean, honestly, I… -Yeah. (applause and cheering) Like, shows… shows like yours
are honestly a chance for me to have the contact, -that-that feeling
of like a club, you know? -Yeah. Just, there is something
about that that is, you know, just part of your…
in your blood, you know, to… ‘Cause that’s what got you here. -Yeah, that’s how
you got started. -So, and I… -(applause and cheering)
-Do you ever…? -I do… I-I am able to come up
with material, -whether it’s good or not…
-Sure. …at a furious pace if I… if I get… go into one
of my fugue states. -(laughter) -So…
-Right, but you don’t… -you don’t go into clubs and do
sets still? -No, no, no. -Okay.
-I haven’t in a long time. But if you did,
that’s a problem I would think with Eddie, too, is that if Eddie Murphy goes in,
I think they do not… -♪ Viral! ♪
-What’s that? -It goes viral.
I mean sort of… -Yeah. They got to put the phones
in the… in the bags. They put phones in Ziplocs now, which they do that at clubs,
which does help. Okay. “As you mature,
does your humor change?” Oh, gosh.
I don’t know. I think, uh…
I think absolutely it does. -Uh, I think it gets sharper.
-Yeah. You know, I don’t know
how you feel about it, -but I feel like…
-I would say, I would think I’m better now,
but I don’t know. But I think you know more,
and knowledge, uh, and experience come
into all the jokes and how you think
and how you write, so I think…
I would think, I-I’m… -It’s different now, but…
-Yeah. -Basically the same. It’s mostly
the same. -(laughter) -And-and… and I…
-I have one note. And the great thing is,
I keep forgetting that I did a joke already, and
I can do it a hundred times. That’s right, ’cause… -It’s a different show
every time. -Okay. -Lapses in memory are
really beneficial. -(laughter) Uh, I don’t think
you do impressions anymore. Any new face impressions
of other celebrities, but… -New faces? No.
-New people. I haven’t done…
I haven’t done face… I haven’t done
that kind of thing… Was Clint Eastwood the last one? No, I mean, probably, uh,
the last time I ever did an impression in public
was when I went to Russia -and I went to Lenin’s Tomb,
and, uh, and… -Fun crowd. The-the soldiers…
the soldiers there– I felt like
they needed a good laugh. (laughter) So, since I couldn’t
speak the language, I did my Leonid Brezhnev
for them. (laughter) (applause and cheering) I’m amazed any of you know
what that is. I know. It’s funny. Yeah, you just picture the tanks
rolling by. Yeah, I’m sure they-they get…
they really get… They got a hoot out of it.
They loved it. Yeah, they don’t get a lot
of stand-ups over there. -(laughter)
-Yeah. Yeah. -Yeah, okay. You have a novel coming out.
What’s it about? Uh, I have a novel called
Jim Carrey -Memoirs and Misinformation.
-Look at this. (applause and cheering) That I wrote
with my friend Dana Vachon. It took us eight years
to write it. And it is an absurdist, uh, uh, treatment of my life
and persona and fame. And, uh, it is, uh… -it is designed to end the world
for you. -Great. -(laughter)
-If-if only for a moment. If only for a moment, because I think deep down
inside all of us, all we really seek…
is our own absence. (laughter,
applause and cheering) Thinker. -If you…
-And it’s funny. If you got on SNL, would things
be different for you? I did audition for SNL. I don’t know if you’ve heard
the story, but I… but I… I got out at NBC
in the Valley, and they, uh… And I was like, “Gosh, I hope
this is a lucky day for me.” I walked out of my car,
I closed the door, and I heard, “Don’t do it! Don’t jump!” Like that. And I looked up
at the top of NBC building, -and there was a page…
-Shut the (bleep) up. …in a blue coat, trying to get
his nerve up, standing on the NBC logo, trying
to get his nerve up to jump off. And I went, “Not a good sign.” (laughter) “Not a good sign.” Yeah. But, uh, yeah, so Lorne
and I still have a running thing where he’s like, uh,
“Oh, it was… it was Franken.” -(laughter)
-Well… -“Franken put the kibosh
on you.” -Yeah. He didn’t like me, either. -All right, um…
-(laughter) -That’s true. Um…
-(applause and cheering) -You do political and
non-political art, right? -Yes. -I-I… -Yeah, you do both,
’cause I saw one -of a squirrel with a knife.
-(laughter) -Yeah. Yeah.
-(laughter) That’s the Mango Series.
The Mango Series. It’s all about mangoes– the sweetest fruit, the fruit
of the gods. But you know, if a squirrel takes your mango
in New York City, you just got to buy another one,
you know? ‘Cause it’s not worth it.
Just not worth it. -This squirrel started some shit
with me once. -He did? Yeah, near the Beverly Center.
I’ll tell you in a minute.