You can’t hear people laughing; you don’t know how you’re doing.” By the second week of filming, though, she started feeling more comfortable. It’s a side the people closest to her can vouch for, she says. While she claims that Dinello has a darker sense of humor than she does, going dark is in the Sedaris D. A.; anyone who has read her brother David’s books and essays can attest to that. ’ Doesn’t mean I go out there and do it, but I just like to look at the funny side of things, as well as the serious side of things.
Throughout her career, she became famous for her hippie depiction of stage and television characters.
We were going to do this show in front of a live audience, but financially we couldn’t.
Doing it without an audience and playing yourself, you can’t gauge it. “I feel like I’m [full of] a lot of Southern hospitality.
“Then I thought, ‘Oh, : “There’s a live audience [on those shows],” she says.
“An audience gives you an incredible amount of energy, and it’s good for your timing, and you can kind of feel it out. I think that’s when I’m best, because I’m more in the moment.