How about the presidential candidates for 2008? Do you like any of them?
Oh, I'm the first person to predict that Hillary would be President. I was the first person to say that. The very first.
What do you think would make her a good president?
I spotted it way back in the day. Way back. I spotted it like a bird-watcher. Just like I knew that Ronald Reagan would be president, back before he was governor. I saw him speaking on behalf of someone else, and I thought, "He' talking about himself." I remember telling Richard [Pryor], "He' going to run for president." Hillary, I knew. I felt it. Madam President. I mean, I say it on the DVD and I make jokes about it, but I've always been a big fan of Hillary.
What do you think would be the best thing, or the worst thing, about having a female president?
America' ready for it. We're being groomed for it. And what I really think is that Obama and her will join together. I think that he'll run with her. I think that he'll be vice president. I feel it. Because if he' vice-president, that will assure she won't be assassinated.
Because they don't want a black president.
You've created classic characters like In Living Color' Homey the Clown and Negrodamus. Do you like any one character more than another?
What' done is done. That' my feeling about it. I mean, I'm an artist. I wear different hats. I just enjoy doing what I'm doing. Homey the Clown, Negrodamus, Ask a Black Man-I loved all of them"Â¦. It' a fun experience for me. Things are meant to be a certain way, and when it ends, it ends.
Once, we were doing a tribute to Richard Pryor, Dick Gregory and a couple of other people at the Apollo. Richard had just gotten sick"Â¦and I had to put on these earphones and tell Richard his lines. I had to coach him. I was in the booth and I started crying because I knew this was the last time I would ever do this. I knew it was over. What is, is. I just had this feeling it was over. People asked me why I was crying, and I said, "I'll never do this again." I just knew it. And I never did.