I tend to describe the people I love most as people that feel like “cousins” to me or “summer camp friends”. I find that labeling my relationships is really quite important and amusing. Zooey and Ben (not to be confused with Zooey’s sweet husband Ben Gibbard) often come over and we have a family dinner together. Hanging with Ben and Zooey feels like hanging out with your favorite cousins, but the kind of cousins who are extremely talented.
Ben Schwartz is one of my favorite humans and writer/comedians. I had no idea what improv comedy even was until I met him. Shocking , right? Zooey is a co-founder of HelloGiggles and good at everything she does – I really mean everything! The other day Zooey was just playing around on her “uke” (that’s a really cool word for ukelele) and she and Ben started to just make up songs and then sing songs I also loved. It was like having my own private variety show.
I decided that I shouldn’t be so selfish to keep this special private. So, guys, enjoy Zooey and Ben singing ‘Tonight You Belong to Me’ from the best movie, The Jerk. Also, try to imagine Ben as Steve Martin and Zooey as Bernadette Peters, and then just try not to smile.