I’ve always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other particularly my two brothers and myself when my father was upset with something you’d want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn’t laugh you were in trouble!
I had to weave and play around with a honey bear you know and I could wrestle with him a little bit but there’s no way you can even wrestle a honey bear let alone a grizzly bear that’s standing ten feet to eleven feet tall! Can you imagine? But it was fascinating to work that close to that kind of animal.