My oldest brother Beau has always had a way with little kids, even when he was one. When I was maybe four or five, he had this thing where he would take two of our many stuffed animals—I think it was a bear and dog (with floppy ears?)—and make them "talk." He had these specific funny voices for them. It was the first thing I remember laughing uncontrollably at. And I'm pretty sure that's why I love any comedian who does voices:
Katie, Phillip, and I went to see an expanded version of this live at the Varsity. She was filming that performance in hopes that it could become a sitcom. It is simply delicious. And there's a pug!
If that gets your mojo workin', check out The Ointment Interview #2 on her MySpace page. I laughed until the tears came.
A shout-out to any sibling who can remember the name of the bear and the dog!