If you’ve been reading my blog the past couple of posts, you probably noticed that I am obsessing this week over Jerry Seinfeld. I studied him when I was first getting into comedy and then emulated him in my earliest years as a comic.
One of the many things I admire about Jerry Seinfeld is his work ethic. He writes every day. I’ve made it my life’s non-negotiable rule to write every day as a result. I was also encouraged to do that by the late, great George Carlin.
You may have seen the Jerry Seinfeld calendar in a previous post where Jerry has a year-long calendar on his wall (or used to) where he puts a red “x” in the day that he writes being sure never to “break the chain” of red x’s.
I use that technique and it is always a reminder to get down and get to work.
Well, here’s something even cooler:
The Jerry Seinfeld Writing Kit!
It’s simple and it will give you the same magical tools that Jerry himself uses.
Here it is (are you ready):
Yellow legal pad (Cost: $1)
12-Pack Clear Plastic Blue Bic Pens ($3.49/dozen)
I know, some high-tech shit, huh?
Jerry doesn’t use a desktop, a laptop or an iPad. He writes everything long-hand.
He and Larry David wrote the entire series of Seinfeld on legal pads!
But don’t take my word for it, check it out at the New York Times article where I lifted this tid-bit of cool info!
Now that you have the magic tools, get to work and write. What to write? How to start? Read my post on joke-writing from scratch.
Last-Second Gift Suggestion From the Magazine and Jerry Seinfeld, Sort Of – NYTimes.com.
And, as always. Drop me a comment. Let’s keep the discussion going!