O: Were you using your one-liner style from the beginning?
MH: Not really. I mean, I was, but then they wouldn’t laugh at it, so I would add more lines, and before you know it, there were many, many lines in the joke. The one-liner style, that came because I’m not a good storyteller. I would add on to a concept that I thought was funny but was getting no laughs, and I’d get more uptight. I decided to get to the point quicker, get rid of all the fat. When I tell a story, it’s always been very much just the facts, so all my jokes are really stories that are broken down to the most factual sense. That’s where the one-liner comes from.
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