BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 29: Comedy Central President of Original Programming Kent Alterman speaks at the Comedy Central #ComedyFest Kick-Off with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow at The Paley Center for Media on April 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
I really bathed in it. I loved being with Carl on stage and playing the 2,000 Year Old Man. Believe it or not, I did the least work and got the most return in terms of the laughs, because Carl was the architect. That was the most successful character we created, but he did most of the work. The genius of that is Carl Reiner figuring out what our place was in entertainment.
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