- Barred from performing during his first two years at Juilliard, turned to stand-up comedy as a way to stay in front of an audience.
- Was a featured performer in the Tony-nominated 2007 revival of Inherit the Wind.
- Performs stand-up comedy regularly.
- Turned down the role of Beast in X-Men: First Class to appear in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway.
- Spent six hours in makeup for his role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.