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"The first time you walk on stage as Michael Cohen, and here, the audience's response, the audience goes crazy. I mean, there's nothing like being on Saturday Night Live and the craziness of it. I mean is really there's nothing like that feeling of I don't that feeling in the pit your stomach, and it's just you know. Tonight Connex show, and it's live, and I I was actually just talking to one of the cast members last night about how that's a gene that certain performance have which I don't I don't enjoy that. I don't sort of, you know, live for that. I I'm much happier. Doing multiple takes, you know, making a movie or you know, not having a few shots at it. But there's certain performers who are so brilliant at it at doing that live. I think a lot of the cast members that are on now. But so, yeah, there's nothing like that feeling I find it incredibly exciting slash stressful. And then it's really fun. I mean, it's really really fun when you know when something works, and and you're in that, you know, it's a cycle one of kind sort of experience. I know what season is mostly movies and the. The Emmys are in the full, but is escape at Denham more. Does that qualify as a movie for award season? We qualify for like for the Golden Globes. We were nominated for best limited series. And for the Emmys will be in the best the best limited series category. And and then there's there's other there's all sorts of categories. You can stress out over. But. Yeah, that's what it'll be under this stressful season for you. You know, I've never really been in the mix in terms of award season for things I've done. Honestly. I mean, we want an EMMY back in I guess ninety four for the sketch show, the Ben Stiller show that the Judd appetite night did and we won that nine months after we were cancelled. And we were most anybody. So after that, you believe anything is possible. I guess, but you know, over the years, it just hasn't really been in been my thing. So it's very nice right now, like the fact that we're nominated for a couple of Golden Globes and the Patty one who so I was so grateful to be in the mix with all all of those shows which were so accomplished and so good. And so, you know on on that level. I'm proud that we've gotten some other nominations, and I'm just, you know, it's really fun. It's all sort of feels like, okay, great. You know, this is happening for the show. I'm very proud of the work. We've all done. Well, best great to talk with you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Ben Stiller directed the seven part Showtime series escape at Dan Amora, which is available on demand. Yesterday Stiller was nominated for a directors guild award tomorrow on fresh air. I'll talk with Rachel Maddow and Mike yard. It's about their podcast bag man, it investigates, the bribery and extortion scandal that led to the resignation of Nixon's first, vice president Spiro Agnew, the podcast reveals some new twists in that story. It's a story that has important parallels and lessons that relate to the current investigations into President Trump. I hope you'll join us. Fresh Air's executive producers, Danny Miller, our interviews and reviews produced an edited by EMI salad. Phyllis myers. Sam brigger, Lauren crendall, Heidi Simone. Theresa Madden lose eighty Challenor and Seth Kelly. I'm Terry gross."