Quote of the Day
Verse comedy is interesting to me because of the challenge of writing in rhymed couplets, which is not a form that’s usually amenable to English, yet to me it gives great possibility for comedy. When I did my first verse comedy, I realized that there was this incredible musical/comedic instrument available to me. Working in verse is a way to compress language but also explode language and make it more expressive. Prose, after all—especially realistic prose—is a pretty depressing instrument, really. It’s like playing on a harmonica instead of a piano. I think everything should be in verse. The New York Times should be in verse.