Jerry Seinfeld Describes How to Write a Joke


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How does a master comedian write jokes? Jerry Seinfeld writes his stand-up routines just like he wrote his television scripts: by longhand on paper tablets. In this video by the New York Times, Seinfeld discusses the development of his famous Pop-Tart joke:

I've probably been working on this for two years. Two years? I mean usually I'd write a bit in a couple days. It's a long time to spend on something that means absolutely nothing. But that's what I do; that's what people want me to do...is spend a lot of time wastefully. So that then I can waste their time.

Link -via American Digest


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