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Ana Gasteyer, American Comedian ( May 4, 1967 - )

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I love people who try to keep the world in control - because the world is inherently not in control.~Ana Gasteyer


Love World People

I'd like to say that parody is a celebration of a person's specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery.~Ana Gasteyer


Celebration Mockery Say

Be tenacious. Get as much stage time as possible.~Ana Gasteyer


Time Stage Possible

I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college.~Ana Gasteyer


College Loved Start

I played Liddy Dole last year and met her as well. From the artful way she phrased it, I still don't know if she had actually seen me play her. She made it sound like it was good, but that's just a gift they have.~Ana Gasteyer


Good Gift Me

I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body.~Ana Gasteyer


Body Liberal Inside

I'm not a standup, but I play one on TV.~Ana Gasteyer


Play Standup TV

You know, once somebody knows you can sing Elphaba, it's like being able to sing Evita - people shut up about it already.~Ana Gasteyer


People You Know

I've always lived in a city.~Ana Gasteyer


City Always Lived

I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.~Ana Gasteyer


Alone Lonely You

I live in Brooklyn.~Ana Gasteyer


Live Brooklyn

I'm pretty earthy; I nursed forever because I liked it and my kids liked it, but at the same time I'm very laissez-faire about stuff like bedtimes and food.~Ana Gasteyer


Time Food Same

It's funny, there are so many women who are former executives and have taken all that stress and anxiety and transferred it onto their kids.~Ana Gasteyer


Funny Women Stress

It's definitely like being in some weird sorority. I'm friends with a lot of actresses, but my 'SNL' friends are my closest.~Ana Gasteyer


Friends Weird Like

I'm so bad at spontaneous impressions.~Ana Gasteyer


Bad Spontaneous

Losing yourself in the character opens you up in a way that no amount of precise preparation can.~Ana Gasteyer


Character Yourself Losing

It's so easy in these cabaret venues to get earnest.~Ana Gasteyer


Easy Get Cabaret

I was inspired more by early Bette Midler. I do wear a fancy dress and very high heels - and extra high hair. My goal is to obliterate all earnestness.~Ana Gasteyer


Goal Hair Dress

I've always lived in a city. I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.~Ana Gasteyer


Alone Lonely City

I'm friends with a lot of actresses, but my 'SNL' friends are my closest. The experience of working there is something of a battleground, a great one, but complicated. I think there's a deep connection for having survived that workplace.~Ana Gasteyer


Experience Deep Great

I'm not much of a famous-person friend. I've hung out with Brooke Shields and I don't think I've ever seen that kind of pure face recognition, but I keep a low profile.~Ana Gasteyer


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