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!

    3 replies to "Jerry Seinfeld Comedy Writing Kit – Sort of!"

    • Mike Hanson

      I think I have a very hard time generating varied material. When I write, I do so very quickly and have five minutes totally ready as it just pours out of me keyboard. I go over it thoroughly and ask friends what they think, but they can’t offer any real criticism, so I’m stuck with little room for improvement unless I hit the stage (which is surprisingly tough in Atlanta).

    • Brady Hill Sr.

      Good stuff Jerry…I’m considering very seriously this career..at 45yrs old its either this or life insurance ;-).

    • Anthony Quach

      I feel we are so lucky Jerry because watching videos like this and check out this interview, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfl1v3573w, we get to see how human the process of comedy writing is. ITs very, encouraging to know because it helps you realize you can do it too.

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