This was our very first Q&A Cafe at the new location of the Ritz Carlton Georgetown hotel, an elegant home for the show. For sure, patrons missed Nathans cozy back room, but given all, we were in a good place. At this point we cut the production schedule back from once a week to once a month.
I'm a big fan of Ali's show "Head Case" on STARZ network. I continue to watch the reruns. Clever to the bone. And, as I say at the beginning of the interview, I treasure her witty cookbook, "The WASP Cookbook." She did it as a spoof but, seriously, some of the recipes are keepers.
I'm always somewhat intimidated when interviewing genuinely funny people. I don't have that natural humor and the challenge is to find a stride that helps set up the funny person to be funny, while also doing a legit interview. That's what was going through my head as I talked with Ali. It's a fun interview.