If success leaves a paper trail, then Jerry Seinfeld could be hit with a littering fine.
Comedians; both aspiring and veteran should take a couple of notes from his interviews, especially this one!
Johah Weiner, (no relation to the former U.S. congressman or the hot dog), had the opportunity to interview arguably the most successful stand-up comedian in the business, in this excellent piece from the New York Times magazine.
This interview really gets Seinfeld to reveal not only his approach to stand-up, but his passion for it.
One thing to take note of in this interview is that Seinfeld looks at jokes as a process. He writes and rewrites, tests and rewrites again to find the right words to make the joke work.
He’s more than just a comedian; he’s a word-smith.
I’ve been a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld since the first time I saw him on a show called the “Celebrity Caberet” in 1977. It is his first appearance on T.V. and the link includes a little clip of him doing a bit on a roller-coaster through the ghetto.
Makes you wonder whether that bit would play today, given our environment of political correctness.
Needless to say, if you’re into comedy, you should NOT miss this article!
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