MB: That's a dog, yeah, I'm walking around my neighborhood, I had the phone call sound designed for New York City sound effects, so you would believe that I am in New York City. Yes, we got this phone call designed at Skywalker Sound in Berkeley. To answer your question about the boom, there's actually kind of a semi-scientific reason for that. In the '80s there was a boom. Basically, what happened in the '80s was, standup comedy became really popular, people starting putting comedy clubs everywhere, because it became a moneymaking enterprise. Every hotel or motel lounge would be a comedy club on Friday night or Saturday night or whatever, and the problem became that it was on TV everywhere, MTV Comedy, or VH1, and then it became over-saturated and there were just too many comedians, it became watered down, and in the '90s, it was a real comedy recession, a big chunk of those comedy clubs closed, and so what happened was in the '90s-which is when I got into comedy-the only people who got into comedy were people who had to, because they just were comedians by birth, basically. I always say to "Why did you become a comedian?"-well, I had no choice. I was born a comedian, and either that, or be terrible at another job, so I went into comedy. The key thing in the '90s is no one went into it for the money, because there was no money. There was really no money. I'm in there, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, maybe Maria Bamford, Kathleen Madigan, Sarah Silverman, just got into it because they were born comedians, and then what happened was there was a real sort of bumper crop of comedians who came of age in the 2000s, and got really good at comedy, and then all of a sudden, in culture, people are like, "Oh, comedy's great!" Basically because the only people who were in it were people who had to do it, who got into it for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons.