What was your big break?
The moment when [my short film] Marcel the Shell with Shoes On suddenly exploded on the Internet. Before that, I was on Saturday Night Live, but that wasn’t really me showing what I could do. SNL was my first big job and when I got it, I was excited — but also scared, confused and almost immediately hard on myself. That is not the way I wanted to birth myself into my career. A comedian friend of mine asked: ‘Do you think about the fact that 20 million people have viewed your Marcel videos [on YouTube]?’ But what’s important to me is the genuine surprise and delight I felt when I put something out there that was received with such love, whether it’s 20 million people or 20. [x]
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