As the stoic host of Bravos Inside the Actors Studio, Lipton has grilled over 200 stars, but hes also had to get used to being roasted by comedy giants.
Speaking about Will Ferrells priceless parody on Saturday Night Live, Lipton says, Hes my hero. I think its hilarious, he had me down cold.
Other funny men to bite Liptons monotonous manner for a few laughs include Dave Chappelle and David Cross, but with his hectic 14-hour days, Lipton admits he doesnt have time to keep up with everyone who is spoofing him.
Says Lipton: Im a bit of a recluse, just watching movies all day and preparing for my show.
But being such a film fanatic doesnt just affect his funny bone, it also affects his marriage.
He adds, The last time I saw a film just for enjoyment was a year ago, when my wife said, For Gods sake, Jim, lets go to a movie!
Lipton receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences June 14.
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