People enjoyed yesterday’s Aubrey Plaza GIFs so much that I decided to post her appearance on Letterman last night. She looks great, and she’s really funny even though her unsmiling, deadpan delivery doesn’t make for the most lively interview.
Surprisingly, starting at the 5:30 mark, Plaza spends the second half of the interview talking about the stroke she suffered when she was 20 and a student at NYU. It’s the first time she’s ever discussed it on TV, and to my knowledge she never discussed it publicly before Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Apparently she lost control of the right side of her body and was stricken with expressive aphasia (the inability to speak) for three days. And as we all learned from Serene Branson, expressive aphasia is hilarious. Scary, but hilarious. Like a bear in a sidecar.