Comedian Bill Hader is adept onstage and doing live performances. But he's scared to death of standup.
He says he remembers watching Chris Rock's 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, and thinking, "I don't know how people do that."
"I need a character," Hader tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "I need people out there with me."
So Hader has stuck with sketch comedy — where he has been wildly successful.