So tell us about all these movies you have coming out?
"A movie called The Ten is at Sundance, which is a hilarious, hilarious movie by David Wain from The State. Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell. The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller and The Farrelly Brothers. A movie called Patriotville, which may or may not see the light of day. We'll see, but it's very good, I hope it does."
Do you get on skates in Blades?
"No, I don't. I play Will Ferrell's boss of sort of like an Ice Capades-like show called Grublets on Ice, where failed skaters go to die. And that's my tiny, tiny role. Don't blink."
What do you play in Harold and Kumar?
"I'm playing the villain right now in Harold and Kumar 2 and you've got to play it straight. You don't play it like it's a comedy. When you're in a comedy, your character doesn’t know he's in a comedy. So it's kind of like a dramatic role in a sense."
It's Harold and Kumar Go to Amsterdam. Do you do an accent?
"I don't get to go to Amsterdam. You know, they barely even make it to tell you the truth. It's mostly a romp through the South, running from Homeland Security which is me, basically."
What do you play in Heartbreak Kid?
"I am Ben Stiller's best friend, sort of the quintessential, 'Don't worry, go ahead and do that crazy thing. There'll be no consequences.' I'm that device."
Do you and Steve Carell talk about The Daily Show as being a launching pad?
"I haven't seen Steve Carell since we did a bit together on The Daily Show about two years ago. We haven't spoken since. He's a very busy man."
With The Ten, is it harder doing comedy for an indie?
"It's actually easier because they can only afford to do two or three takes, so it's always kind of fresh. Studio movies tend to, after the 15th or 16th take, you start to really, you've got to really swing the bat to get up to the plate."