Sometimes you'll see people give performances in comedy with an ironic detachment where they'll sort of be remarking on the character from outside of it. They're sort of commenting as they're playing the character. I think it's hard not to do that. I've certainly done that.
When I was a kid, I wanted desperately to be a jazz musician. I would practice the trumpet for hours, but when I got braces, that messed up my ability to play, so all of a sudden I had all this free time.
By the end of high school, I would do shows at the theater at night and then take the train home and go to school the next morning.
I think that if you're improvising on TV, it's a great way to help the dialogue between actors and writers.
I'm a very anxious person, and it's hard for me to be in the moment. Improv demands that you be in the moment.