So, I-- listen,I really appreciate
you guys comingout here tonight.
I'm really touched to see peoplehere supporting comedy.
All right? And my mom's here.
I want to,I want to say hi to her.
I love you.
MOM:And you're handsome.
What?And you're handsome.
Oh, thank you.(laughter)
Here's... here's the funny part.
She goes, "I love you,"and I go, "I know."
And... it's the only timeI got to be Han Solo in my life
was with my mom.
My dad's here, too.
I don't mean to leave him out,but you know.
So... she was, uh, she was--
I'm glad, I'm gladyou're on your feet.
I'm glad she's better.
She was down for a few months,and, uh, I went home
to live with my parents, uh,for a few months,
uh, to help themkind of get through stuff.
And, you know, it's--
When you go hometo be with family like that,
all you do is have timeto reflect, you know,
and everything gets deeper andmore emotional to you, you know?
So that's why I'm touchedthe-- at the fact
that peopleare supporting comedy.
It means a lot to me.
Because comedians--we think comedy is art.
Nobody else really does,you know?
But we think it's art.
Most people don't evenrespect comedy.
They don't even research itbefore they go see it.
They just watch one comedy thingone time,
and they go, "That's comedy.That's what it is.
"I saw 2 Broke Girls one time.
"Now I'm offto the Comedy Central taping,
"and it better be just like
old fat titsthat I saw on that sitcom."
And people will get madif you're not what they expect.
And it's not your fault,you know?
'Cause, like--and you wouldn't do that
with any other artistic thing.
You wouldn't do thatwith music, you know?
You wouldn't go,"I know what music is.
"I heard Slayer one time.
"That's what it is.
"Now... now I'm offto the Gordon Lightfoot concert.
Better be just like Slayer!"