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Mindy Cohn 00:02
Hi everyone, welcome back to Monday's with Monday. Hey Christian,
Christian Brescia 00:05
Hi Mindy! Hi everybody. Welcome back.
Mindy Cohn 00:07
today's conversation features after chef and author David burka. David graduated with a BFA from the University of Michigan and studied at the William Esper Studios in New York. last seen on Broadway David started David Hyde Pierce his musical comedy it should have been new. He also appeared on Broadway as Tulsa in SAM Monday's production of Gypsy which was amazing and he was amazing in it. His other theater credits include his role as the boy in the American premiere of Edward albies, the play about the baby and the Off Broadway productions of beautiful thing and bad boy Johnny. He also had a sold out engagement of his one man show at 54 below. His film critics include dance off and me and the Gypsy, a very Harold and Kumar 3d Christmas, and here's why the jealousy comes in Woody Allen's Hollywood ending. Ah, yeah, that's known to television audiences for his recurring role on How I Met Your Mother. David also appeared in episodes of American Horror Story freak show, CSI New York crossing Jordan. Lemony Snicket, a series of unfortunate events, and Steven Spielberg's on the lot. David is also a cordon bleu chef, and gain valuable experience training under Mario Batali at his babo restaurant in New York, as well as pastry chef and author Gina De Palma. Iron Chefs cat, Cora, and Hello, the French laundries Thomas Keller. Wow, he's David and, yeah, David and his catering company gourmet MD, has prepared meals for the Hollywood elite and has had cooking segments on Barefoot Contessa that shoe, as well as being a guest judge on Top Chef masters and Iron Chef. His recipes had been featured in food and wine magazine and People Magazine and in 2019, he became an author when his cookbook life is a party was published. David lives in New York with his husband, Neil and their twins, Harper and Gideon.
Christian Brescia 02:09
Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are excited to bring him into the show. Let's meet David burka.
David Burtka 02:16
Mindy Cohn 02:17
I'm so tickled.
David Burtka 02:19
I am so happy to be here. I want to ask you to be on the show. I have to say I did my research and listen to all my friends and you talk about what's your latest obsession. This shows been my latest obsession. Oh, my gosh, I take my dogs and walk every day. And it's usually like one I listen to why you listen to the daily and then I've listened to you. And it's like so complete, you know, politics.
Mindy Cohn 02:44
Oh, that is so kind. Oh my gosh, well, um, I ga-faud a little in the intro because I was able to see one of your amazing performances in Gypsy. So I've actually, you know, seen your talent in action firsthand. So it's such a joy to have you. Yes, yes. And I hope at some point we can be on stage together. That would be the ultimate. Yeah. Awesome. Amazing. All right. So trusty Johnny Adler canister. Here we go. We're doing a deep dive into the question.
Christian Brescia 03:15
David Burtka 03:16
Mindy Cohn 03:20
okay, I promise you this is like I almost put it back because I thought this is ridiculous that this just came for David. Can you cook? What is your favorite dish to make? And if you don't cook, what is your favorite dish to consume? So I want to ask because your friggin cord on blue. What's your favorite dish to make? And what is your favorite dish to consume?
David Burtka 03:40
Hey, that's so funny. Mary got the same question first.
Mindy Cohn 03:43
Oh, that's right. She did. She did one. Yeah. Oh my God. That is so bizarre.
David Burtka 03:48
I can cook and I just say that my favorite thing to cook is anything that I grow. So I have a big relocated sort of since COVID. To this new house in the Hamptons where it's a farm and we all summer farmed about a half an acre of land and came over I would give them snip like scissors and say just take whatever you want because you know that much probably for for people. So anything that I've taken off of the land and I'm able to cook you know with with produce is my favorite thing. I love seeing from seed to plate that's so my jam and I love jam. One of my favorite food to consume I would have to say I love being in like having a talion pasta being Italy and just eating pasta or pizza. I'm a very I my roots are in my cooking roots are in Italian cooking so I think that would have to be it or anyone who cooks for dreamy,
Mindy Cohn 04:50
dreamy. Okay, so I would like to invite you up to Beekman 1802. We will go in the garden and we will make dinner together so go to the Hamptons and they make a sharp left Go to the armpit of upstate New York. And that's where we are Sharon springs. so
fantastic. I love it. I know you're you're a farmer too. I love it.
Mindy Cohn 05:08
Yeah. Part time. A little part time farmer. Yeah, part time. Well,
David Burtka 05:12
you're in LA right now.
Mindy Cohn 05:13
Christian Brescia 05:13
As we could tell from behind me, I don't I don't keep things alive fairly successfully
Mindy Cohn 05:19
Christian orders in like a rock star. David among your friends, what are you best known for?
I'm probably best known for nurturing. I take care of everybody, I make sure that everyone has a full belly, that everyone is, you know, when they come to visit, and make sure that they're comfortable and good and happy and have a drink in their hand. And they're having a good time. I'm known for, you know, having putting people at ease and mothering them. Really?
Mindy Cohn 05:49
Have you been like that your whole life? Or has that just come in adulthood? Or with having kids parenthood? Yeah.
I've always liked taking care of people. You know, my mom and dad were big, you know, entertainers. And in college, I would make, you know, big pots of chili and pasta and invite people over. I have keggers all the time in my house. But yeah, so it was always like that it got more and more since you know, the kids came and, and I always been someone who loved nurturing like taking care of kids when I was 24. I met a guy when I was doing a show off Broadway, and he met me and his surrogate in the same day. So I jumped on the bandwagon and had kids with him. So I have another set of twins that I raised until three and a half at 24. So they're fabulous. So they're 10 years and seven days apart of my biological grumbly twins. So and every boyfriend I've had wanted to have babies with me and I'm like, like the most fertile person. I know.
Mindy Cohn 06:49
I love it. Oh my gosh, you are a fertile Myrtle period. I love it. I'm okay. And I won't hold you to this answer. Because this is I always feel like I want to know the answer. But it's hard to come up with this on the fly. If you could have dinner with three people who would they be? And why? Anybody? Anytime, anywhere? This
question before in the magazine and out I'm sticking with the same three. Okay, so we know coward because he was life of the party. And he could play piano and entertainments and tell crazy stories. Julia Child to help me with the meal. And then my husband to share it with code one.
Mindy Cohn 07:26
Christian Brescia 07:28
Oh my goodness,
Mindy Cohn 07:29
that is a good list. Um, what scares you
stopping? like not being able to get enough done. I'm like a go getter like I do. So I'm doing so much in my day. Like, I I think if I ever lost all my arms and legs or was in a coma or something like that, or got Ms. Or I don't know, I would just want to go. I mean that the legs and arms that you can't get around. But I think that if I was just laying there and not able to do you stuff? I don't know. I don't know. I'd have a really hard time
Mindy Cohn 08:04
here. So do you have a hard time relaxing? Or do you what do you do to decompress?
Yeah, I totally I make myself meditate. So I did, I studied Transcendental Meditation. And I really have to force myself to rest to decompress to take a bath or do something for myself. It's been something that I've just been learning more and more as I get older that it's a must.
Mindy Cohn 08:32
Is it getting easier to do that now that you're getting older? Or have you not hit that?
Were you getting I think it's getting a little easier. I think being out here in the country and not in the city. That GO GO GO mentality is better, but you know, and then you know, I get a farm and I can 450 jars of pickles this summer. So it's like that's
Mindy Cohn 08:53
you're in the most perfect place?
Absolutely. Absolutely. I don't want to waste produce. I don't want to throw away you know, kale. Yeah, like that. I
Christian Brescia 09:02
admire that. That's, that's smart.
Mindy Cohn 09:04
Yeah, but have you has a thing of Beekman Have you? Have you met your neighbors? Are you able to like leave baskets of stuff with neighbors so Hamptons really isn't neighborly? Sometimes
isn't really. And you know, a friend of mine scared me because she did that when she moved into her new house in Connecticut. And she said my Layton neighbors Do not leave me alone. So I was sort of like, and Neil's super private. You know, I'm an open book. Like, I'll tell you anything, but Neil is, doesn't want people around when he doesn't know. And so I really haven't. I met the, the neighbor across the street, this older guy who's really sweet and nice when I was walking the dogs, but that's really about it. And we live close to a few friends. Fair enough.
Mindy Cohn 09:44
Yeah. Everyone leaves with a basket. When they come to say true
that we would have these small cocktail parties outside. And I would tell I would give a cocktail hour I'd give people scissors in a basket and say go at it. Yeah, it was so beautiful. tails of the sunset. It was really fun to me.
Mindy Cohn 10:03
All right, last question for this, um, what's your favorite place in the world? And why?
Who? That's hard one, I have to say, I'd have to say this house that we just created. It's called the farmhouse farm. And it's in East Hampton. And it's 14 acres of land that you don't really get in the Hamptons. Right? And that's great. It was a house that was originally on, you know, had a house on the property. And then we build our sort of dreamy house on top of it. And it's, it's very old school British Lodge. Sort of old looking and a bit Scooby Doo. But lots of haunted, sort of happened on haunted. I know, right? secret passageways, and lots of secret doors and locks. And you know, there's a lots of really fun little things, and it's called the Fun House. So there's like, nods to the circus and circus sideshow. And we're taxidermy. It's really strange and odd and comforting. It's really fun. Amazing. Fantastic.
Mindy Cohn 11:07
And so the kids are doing online school, I'm assuming. So you could you can be anywhere right now as
well. We could be anywhere. But we don't we know. It's interesting. You think you could want to travel the world and take the kids here and there. But it's still weird. It's still you know, I mean, if it were, I mean, we had the opportunity to go to a beach and I don't I kind of wonder why we didn't take that opportunity. But you still nesting here at this house? So yeah, schooling has been tough. But you know, we're getting through it.
Mindy Cohn 11:39
Yeah, of course, like everyone else. I mean, yeah. I just thought, you know, what a perfect time to, you know, be there.
Well, because we moved in April 1, and we all had COVID, March 24 through April 3. So we moved in. And Neil was actually gone a lot this summer. So he was the only actor who did two movies. Fantastic. But he was gone a lot. So my friend and writing partner stayed with us. And without the pandemic, I don't think we would have gotten all this up. Like it kind of was a silver lining blessing. Yeah, you're able to do all this. Would you all the interiors ourselves, like we were all hands on every single corner every single wallpaper every single? You know,
Mindy Cohn 12:23
you are in their? in their? Yeah, completely. I like that. Yeah, I love that actually. Okay, so I mean, I talk about a creative process with someone. I mean, you're my most favorite thing. Because as an actor, like, I'm a walking, talking creative. And most people that I know are and usually the world knows you was one thing. Yeah. And I so love that you are an actor and a singer and a chef, and you put your creativity into all these mediums. And so do you have a creative process? That is one like, what do you do do something every day?
It really depends on what I'm doing. You know, I think that if it's acting, or shuffling, or designing or, you know, cooking, it all has a different process. You know, I think, with acting, I tried to study, you know, with, like, if I'm doing a play, I study the the time period. And of course, I read the play over and over, and little nuances here. And I get into the time period, and I read about the time period, and I watch movies. And so yeah, it's really different for what it is, you know, I mean, if it's writing if it's if it's interiors, if you know, I know for doing a house, I I spent a year like pulling tears and looking through books and researching different time periods and things that I that I want. So it's all I think it depends on what it is.
Mindy Cohn 13:46
Yeah. It has your trajectory, like where you started your career and where it's taken you and all that has Has anything changed in what you do. Do you do less?
Do you do more? It's interesting, because I've been on such a weird journey. You know, I got right out of the gate. After college, I started working right away. And then you know, once I moved to LA when Neil got when I met Neil and Neil got How I Met Your Mother, things stopped for me, like so I stopped as an actor, like I was doing things here and there. But that's la like, you do a couple of jobs a year and you're fine. But in my mentality is I need to go I need to do meetings, I need to eight shows a week and blah, blah. So then my mom died. And sorry, like, suddenly crazy. I mean, it's been 11 years now. But um, but I needed to get away from LA and not la but acting because there's so much pain and rejection during it. I needed to do something completely else. So I thought what else makes me happy cooking makes me happy.
Mindy Cohn 14:44
And now Yeah, but I mean, you. I mean, who you've worked with and who's mentored you and and the fact that you went so professional. I
mean, you did a deep dive, I did a deep dive and it was wild because I never wanted to Really, and I never expected that at all. But things started raining from the sky for me. And now during COVID, I actually went to this really cool thing because I was having a bit of a existential crisis going, what am I doing my life? What's happening? Why am I doing this? And I realized I went to this place called on site where it's called it, you sort of learn about yourself and get centered. It's called the Living Center program, turn your cell phone for four days, and you work on yourself, and you work on trauma, and you work on all this stuff. And I realized that I miss being creative as an actor, like I am an actor. That's what I do. That's what makes me happy that save
Mindy Cohn 15:41
it, save it, I want to virtually I'm squeezing you so hard if you can feel it. Because so many friends of ours, right, who start to produce and direct and it's like I am that person that says All I want to do is act and they sort of dropped their mouth open because oh, but you produce so well. And you do this so well. And it's like but my true thing. So I love that. I love that you say that because I am a very proud card carrying actor, you know, I have no shame attached to it. Right? So I'd love that. So you are refound this about yourself and US Secretary Clinton, right?
Just to raise like, I went up and then I went down and then went up. And through all of that. I never stopped like I always, you know, in the downtimes I, you know, designed a clothing line for children. I I became a shop that opened up a catering company, I designed a couple of houses, I help people with scripts I read I you know, added I was a new East news correspondent for a year. I mean, I was like, Oh, yeah, I'll try it off. Right. I'll try it. You know, I never gave up with wanting to learn new things. Like I'm that kind of person that always will go to school. I've been in so many classes and I could go back UCB or do another semester of Meisner. Always I feel like you always have to keep you know it fresh and work on yourself that way. So I always felt like it never stops. You never can stop learning.
Mindy Cohn 17:07
Right? But have you sort of read committed your yourself unabashedly to like go out there again. And like, let I want the hustle again? Well,
I've got you know, it's interesting. I wrote a TV show. And we're making a sizzle. Like, it's so exciting. Yeah, it's super cool. And so I'm really excited about it. And I'm, you know, it's sort of based on my experience in Hollywood, and it's really sort of a Curb Your Enthusiasm world that we created. But it's super, it's super fun. I've got some really great people attached already. And so hopefully that will be a trajectory for me. And if not, you know, I have some ideas of how I can really engross myself back into being an actor and being able to work on it like because I think that I haven't been necessarily taking it seriously. I think as an actor, it's hard because you're only as good as your last thing. And then if you get an audition, that's when you're able to play but a friend of mine said to me the other day, he's like, you just should work on an accent or you should, you know, read a play and work on a monologue and put yourself on tape. It's like he said, the more you do that, the more you work on yourself as an actor, the more you'll feel like an actor. Yeah, well,
Mindy Cohn 18:16
that's why for me, class has been everything. I've gone to this Wednesday workout class that I do at bgb studio for years, because that
Mindy Cohn 18:26
now created an online version, and it's this Wednesday workout. So we've all been together. It's all working actors, we've been together for years. But it's that sense of even if you don't have something to do, like an audition or a job, you feel like you get to play every week. And so it stays fresh from and for me, I need it because, right, it either rains or pours it I've never had this sort of like hum, you know, since the facts of life. And yet I've worked consistently my whole life. So gratefully, I don't have that Panic of, I'm never going to work again. But you do want to keep yourself feeling a certain way. So you're ready,
you know, that I also was not believing in myself to like I was so in the place where I was not, I didn't think it's gonna happen. I'm just a chef, everyone sees me as a chef, you know, the only senior as this musical guy, because the last thing I did was a musical. And I think it's a mindset thing. cluster syndrome. Yeah, it really is. Yeah. I was getting in my own way completely.
Mindy Cohn 19:23
Yeah, well, we do.
Christian Brescia 19:25
Most people do.
Mindy Cohn 19:27
Well, I also think it's a nature of being a creative since the outside world responds to it in a certain way. But for the most part, it's sort of seen as this like either monkey business or something in the ethers not really grounded in something that's very necessary. So you know, I think it's the most necessary thing in the world.
So thank God for this podcast because you start we start stirring all this stuff up and it starts getting people thinking and more creative and more creative juices flowing and, and that's out there in the world and you're giving people a thing and getting people to do it. Listen,
Mindy Cohn 20:00
when Christian brought this to, you know, we just sort of said like, Oh my god, I'm twiddling my thumbs and, you know, very similar to you. It's like, I'm kind of okay with the stay at home thing. I mean, you know, what I'm missing, though, is that connection. And also just I love that he talked about the ABCs of it. My manager was like, it's very good for people to know what you look like right now. Like, yeah, with this podcast, and you can, you know, watch it on YouTube, whatever, all that kind of practical stuff has been sort of this bonus that Christian and I didn't really think about, um, but yeah, I mean, it's been terrific. Yeah, you know, you need to do something. Great. Yeah, yeah. And also, my mom was really cute, because my mom and dad have both said, we've heard about all these friends your whole life. And like, actually, we finally get to meet them and see them. And then, of course, now in season three, it's finally given me the opportunity to reach out to people that I'm kind of like fangirl out, you know, amazing.
It's amazing how many friends we have in common. It's wild. I love
Mindy Cohn 20:57
that. I also think that's such a New York thing. I do just have to say like,
yeah, Want to get that information on that class, too.
Mindy Cohn 21:05
It's so great. And I will connect you with Steve brown who's? Yeah, it's, and I think you'll know, a couple people that are in it. And it's kind of great. Yeah. And hopefully we will all be in person together at some point. Other windage Are you committed to living and raising the kids in New York? As opposed to LA? Yeah, um, we are anywhere else.
We did a big stint in LA Oui, oui. They were born in LA. Well, they're born in Paradise, California, which is hunger that all burned down to the ground down except crazy. And, and then they lived in La Jolla for about three. And then once the deal with Neil and I were we met on Broadway, we were both doing shows on Broadway. And when he got how he met your mother, we moved to LA and it was always the deal that he would come back to New York and live in New York and, and work here. And so I think that my time in LA was done. I am, I feel like it's not for everyone. I had a hard time I really, it really put me in a really dark place. And I think that maybe I wasn't ready for it. But I was going in for a lot of auditions for like young, handsome man who's the model type guy who's the, you know, totally cool boyfriend too. And that's not me. Like, I'm quirky and weird. And I'm not. I'm yeah, not that like, and I wish I would have known that before I was there because people were sort of putting me in a box. And I had a hard time with, you know, the spin. And I had a hard time with, you know, having to drive everywhere and feeling alone, because he was at home all the time. And I was with the kids. And so it was
Mindy Cohn 22:51
a lifestyle tale.
Never, Never say never knows, you know, but um, but when
Mindy Cohn 22:57
it comes to what you shared about in New York, where as an actor, there's this sense that you can work all the time, whether it's for pay or not, but there's always workshops and play readings, and this friends doing that, Hey, can I pull your for this? And there is this sense that you can do it much more frequently. Then you can, like,
I like to schedule words, you know, one thing to another to another to another? Um, I really felt like, you know, in LA, you'd say, Well, what did you do today? Or worked out? That was my thing. Everyone's just fine with every fine with that. Um, you know, but I needed I needed more than that. Yeah.
Mindy Cohn 23:32
Yeah. For sure. Well, I can't wait to see what you do next in that department. What have you been bingeing on in this last year? Anything of note? Oh, yeah. You've become obsessed with?
Yeah, I really what has really stuck with me has been queens Gambit. Tab last. Oh, go.
Christian Brescia 23:53
I've seen it in my neck that I haven't seen it. She's like,
Mindy Cohn 23:58
it's such I literally cried happy tears. Almost every episode.
Yeah. Right now I'm bingeing the weirdest things. Because Tell me, I'm writing this show that is a reality show within a show like a mockumentary about a reality show. And so I'm rewatching all of these crazy, you know, housewives and there's this one show called bling dynasty on Netflix. That's just
Mindy Cohn 24:24
a couple people that are on that.
I've been watching that and writing furious notes about you know, it's it's a show that sort of exposes a lot of scandals and celebrates the weird and wacky and crazy behavior of Hollywood, so Oh, God, I love that. Yeah, it's fun. Love. Yeah. So that's what I've been big on and Monday's a mini course. I can't I it's true. It's true. I'm not lying.
Mindy Cohn 24:50
Oh my god. That's amazing. Yeah, pretty much. So what is what are some of the life lessons you've learned and you know, who gave them to you? mean anything that sticks with you a person that you've met that said something to you that sort of like went, Oh, I'm now going to sort of live by that.
Yeah. You know, I really being 24 and coming, and I was wrong. Yeah, I was sort of 24 when I did my first big gig. Oh, yeah. Yeah, I did a, I started working on a play called the play about the baby. And it was an Edward Albee play. And we tried it out at the alley theatre word, Edward directed it. So it was it was on a roll hyneman of the, you know, Shakespearean actor yelling, Elvis, myself and another actress. And it was the four of us it was a four hander and Edward was directing it. And that really had an impact on my life of how, you know, the things he would say. And then the things would Marian would say,
Mindy Cohn 25:54
yes. Oh, my God, I, oh,
she was such an incredible person.
Mindy Cohn 25:59
I mean, she was,
I said to ask her once, I mean, I said, Would you ever did you ever get upset when you didn't get apart? And she's like, Oh, no, because she would she was blind as a bat. So she touched her. She was blind his bat, she would cut your goat really close up to you and say, Oh, darling, my little bed and into what she said it in terms of of her not getting apart was Oh, no, I, I trust that the director knew he was doing and I wasn't right for that part. I just never was right to that part. I mean, it was the little things like that, that I sort of felt like, Okay, I'm in the big leagues now. And I have to trust these people. As a mentor of mine. Um, so in any other stories, I don't
Mindy Cohn 26:43
so my first my first off Broadway thing was first, it was up on its feet jamesville Pines table settings. And it was are you ready for this as a 19 year old? I mean, Eileen, heck, art. Stockard Channing. Peter riegert. Robert Klein. Dinah man off. Right. So I used to sit outside of Aileen heck arts dressing room, right. And I would fly in from doing facts of life. Wow. And and have four four shows. And I remember her saying about because I asked her a very similar question. I love that you asked that question because people don't talk about it enough. And I just I said that. And she said, I always go into an audition or a meeting, knowing that the answers in the envelope and there's nothing I can do to not get the part. And if it's mine, there's nothing I can do to help I have lived by that is literally my mantra about if it's mine, there's nothing I can do to mess it up. And if it isn't mine, there is nothing I can do to get it. It's such
a relief. And it's interesting now that I'm sort of casting this new show like you realize it's not It has nothing really to do with because there's so many talented people out there. Of course, it has nothing to do with their talent. It's just their vibe or the way they looked or if they're too young, or it's so many things that have nothing to do with you. It's so
Mindy Cohn 28:01
yeah, agreed. And I think that's also another reason I wanted to talk to you about friendships that you have. It's I'm very proud of my friends and my friendships because I don't make it about work. Right? I don't meet someone and say, God, I wonder what they can do. For me, again, a very la thing I have found, and I don't move through the world like that. You're either it's someone I also don't go to work to make friends, if it happens around, but like, you know, and I'm wondering, what is your take on that? As far as friendships and supporting and business versus pleasure and all that stuff?
I really don't I have friends. But I have a real core knit group. Like there's like, it's like an onion, or there's lots of layers of friends that I have. I have a ton of friends. But the people who really are near and dear to me are just complete support. My best friend is also my business partner who is one of the most talented people you've ever met in your entire life. Like, he's a designer, and He's, uh, he makes dresses and he was a browning, he got cast on Saturday Night Live. And he's a he's a writer, and he's a producer. And he is a botanist. And I mean, it's great to hear there's nothing he can do. It's one of those, you know, polymath. So and and I feel like he is my core person. And then there's other people that aren't in the business that is close to like, I don't feel like most of our friends are in the business. I really do it nice to have, you know, same people who are bringing other things to the table. Same although, you
Mindy Cohn 29:37
know, one of my best friends Tara Carson, who we've known each other since we were 16. And we both say all the time, we just hate actors, which we don't, but you know that that kind of thing as a friend. You know, it's just because honestly, a lot of people that are I call them my peripheries I love them, but they're my peripheries right? are a little more you know, tend to be on a narcissistic side and all that stuff. You know, I'm a card carrying allanon. So I'm a hair holder, you know, like I don't have that Abdur personality of a full fledge addict and alcoholic, so I got to wear a match. Okay. So, um, you know, I am a caretaker as well. And so it's usually not about me, which is always astonishing when other actors are like God, you're you're just I'm like, No, this is just to what I am. It doesn't mean I don't think I'm about to kipps I think amazing, but you know, um, but Taryn, I always say that, and yet we do have this small group of actor friends that we've just known each other forever, because we're just old at this point, but that most of our friends don't. They're creatives in other ways. And I find that to be incredibly healthy.
I think creatives have to sort of stick together. I really, I mean, all my friends who are my friends are all creatives. I do think that I don't have any business, like sit down and desk, people who are not, not saying that those are bad people, but I don't think that I would be able to connect with those people. Really? Yeah. No, never say never. I
don't know. Right. All right.
It is a need to go to other creatives to sort of read their creativity.
Mindy Cohn 31:14
Yes. Agreed. Well, I need to meet you in person. That's number one.
Yeah, you have to come if
Mindy Cohn 31:21
you come to me or we'll come together or Well, well, that sounded really dirty. Or Well,
we should meet somewhere else. Mary's place. me that.
Mindy Cohn 31:33
Exactly. Exactly. Yeah. Which is coming soon. I gotta, I gotta get out of here live. But
I really think we're you know, being inauguration and new president I feel there's something in the air. That's, that's everyone is wanting change and wanting, you know, vaccines at work. And yes, yes. of each other. For shame,
Mindy Cohn 31:56
saying it was so nice to have a tear in my eye because I was happy. You know, yesterday was a lot of just really happy tears. It's just so lovely. It's so true. It's
so true. And so needed.
Mindy Cohn 32:08
Yeah. Agreed. Agreed. Well, if I may say my friend, I know that I'm coveting that word for you and I but I want to thank you so much for what we did. We did it. We'll do it again. And it's done. And you are just as lovely as Mary Mary said we are she's like oh my god, your two peas in a pod? For reals. So I'm so glad this was a very good as the Yiddish Danish bucha Very nice. And be well be well, no,
I'm good. I hope everything comes to you that you need. Oh,
Mindy Cohn 32:46
thank you and it will back to you right back at you exactly what
Christian Brescia 32:48
to come back. Yes, yes. Yes. Ladies and gentlemen. It's been our pleasure to welcome and enjoy conversation with David. One more time David Bercow.
Mindy Cohn 32:59
Thank you guys, to
Christian Brescia 33:07
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