Lake Bell has been doing comedy for a while, but the writer-director-star of the new movie In a World… started out in more serious roles after attending drama school in England. Bell began to pursue her true passion after appearing in 2008’s What Happens in Vegas.

“What Happened in Vegas was a turning point for me,” Bell said on SiriusXM Hits 1. “I got to do what I sort of secretly wanted to do, which was comedy.”

Bell said she loves “the playful nature, the allowance to act like you’re eight years old with a bunch of adults” among her “troupe” of comedians from the Adult Swim series Children’s Hospital.

Listen to the clips for more on Bell’s directorial debut and her comedic evolution.

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