Friday, March 15, 2013

Two Years For This?

In a December magazine profile, Jerry Seinfeld explained how he puts a joke together, sometimes working on it for two years until the verbiage is exactly the way he wants it before adding it to his act. The example he gave was a bit he was constructing was about Pop-Tarts which, as I pointed out, is a comedy topic that Paula Poundstone has pretty much owned for over two decades. When I interviewed Paula in January, I mentioned that Seinfeld was working on a Pop-Tart routine and she wasn't happy.

Nevertheless, Seinfeld apparently got the wording the way he wanted it, because he did it on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Wednesday night...