N: Well, youíre always a delight on your myriad podcast appearances. Particularly, Iím a big fan of when you do celebrity impersonations, like Werner Herzog or Cake Boss. Iím curious ó have you ever met any of your real-life counterparts, people you do impressions of?
PFT: The only people Iíve ever met are John C. Reilly and John Lithgow. And when I met John Lithgow, I hadnít been doing the impression. That was definitely the inspiration for the impression was meeting him. John C. Reilly, of course, Iíve worked with a number of times. The only other one I came close to was Ice-T. He just launched a podcast, and within a week of his podcast launching, I got an e-mail from my agent saying Ice-T would like to have you as a guest on his podcast. And I said, ďOh, of course!Ē I was very excited and nervous about it, because I knew he was going to make me do the impression. I knew the reason I was being asked was because I had been doing an impression of him, and he had been apprised of that impression. I knew that he would make me do the impression for him. So I get this call, a couple of days later, so they set it up, and Iím talking to Ice-T, and so weíre talking and Iím very excited, and he says ďDo the impression.Ē I do it, and he says, ďAww, that was terrible!Ē which really made me laugh. Then I found out the next day, that that was not Ice-T, it was an Ice-T impersonator, this guy Rockwell ó a comic in New York, who pranks people as Ice-T ó like, heíll call up the Howard Stern show, and he does a really great Ice-T impression. Itís way more accurate than mine. And so they ran it ó itís up now, they edited it down, itís like 5 minutes, but we talked for about 25 minutes. So physically I wasnít talking to the real Ice-T, but I do appreciate the crazy, meta aspect of it, of two guys who do Ice-T impressions talking to each other.
N: [laughter] Thatís amazing.
PFT: Ice-T is a great sport about people doing impressions of him, apparently, obviously, and so I have no choice but to be a great sport about being pranked by Ice-T.