Comedy’s breakout star on teaching, laughing and the lessons of gardening
The 38-year-old star of Girls Trip stirs up more laughs in the new movie comedy Night School, in theaters now.
In Night School, you play a teacher. What was that like?
If you ask my friends, they would tell you I’m a teacher naturally, because I know a lot of random stuff that you wouldn’t think I would know.
You’re also a gardener.
When I’m home [in Los Angeles], I tend to the garden every day. I pull the weeds. I actually talk to my plants. I tell them jokes; they don’t laugh. Having a garden is [a reminder that] however much attention you put into it is what you get back. It’s very much like life.
What do you like about stand-up?
I love hearing people laugh. I think it’s the most beautiful sound in the world. And when you can get 5,000 people to laugh all at once in unison, that sound is beautiful. I think it’s absolutely healing. You get them all to go on a journey with you and laugh. That’s magic, girl.
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