When Natasha Leggero has “Words With Friends,” those pals turn out to be people like Patton Oswalt, Tig Notaro and Greg Fitzsimmons. Just don't ask the haughty-but-nice comic/actress if she was ever lead singer for the Bangles.
L.A. WEEKLY: Simon Cowell looked like he was about to drool checking you out on The Tonight Show — did he try to pick you up after the show?
NATASHA LEGGERO: No, but he did invite me over for an enema. Also I bummed one of his Kools.
Are you considered a big star when you go home to Rockford, Ill.?
I unfortunately can't go back due to my allergic reaction to corn, so I'm not sure. I would hope so!
If you had your own sitcom, what would it be called and what would it be about?
My dream part would be to play Mitt Romney's sarcastic black maid. We could call it Mammy & Me.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise your fans.
When I was 23, I moved to Australia to be with this 43-year-old con artist I fell in love with.
How many pairs of gloves is too many?
Well, “where to buy evening gloves in bulk” ads have started showing up at the top of my Gmail, so I guess it's time to stop.
Tell us about what you have planned for Natasha Leggero Has Words With Friends.
It will be an evening of glamour and music and fun with spectacular guests. Proceeds are going to LACER,which is a program in L.A. that brings arts programs back to the public schools. We can't just let the rich, privileged kids be the artists of the future! Can you imagine a world of Lady Gagas? ICK!
Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd.; Mon., March 5, 8:30 p.m.; $25. (310) 855-0350.
Mon., March 5, 8:30 p.m., 2012