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“I had flam­ing pink and or­ange hair, so I was vis­ually loud

but never said a word. I was a ter­ri­ble stu­dent—i just didn’t go to class. I dropped out se­nior year, 1986.”

“I was con­sid­ered too fat to play the role

of my­self, which was ab­surd. We shot 19 episodes. It was my big break, and when

it was can­celed, it was just dev­as­tat­ing.”

At the Com­edy Hall of

Fame, 1990

“I was do­ing com­edy, drink­ing a lot, and be­ing pretty self-de­struc­tive. Then I did a show

about all that,

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