Though Steve is known for his comedic timing and improv skills, he said he doesn't feel pressure to live up to the hype. "If you ever invited me to a cocktail party, I would so go against [the image people have of me]," he told Oprah in April 2010. "I never really thought of myself as funny, per se. ... I don't sit and watch myself and say, 'Damn, that is hilarious.'"
The people Steve does find funny are Steve Martin, John Cleese and Peter Sellers, he said. "Those are people that I emulate and respect."
Steve and Tina Fey