Jerry Seinfeld Reveals His Hidden Talent
In celebration of finishing Season 4 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the beginning of the show's shorts feature, Jerry Seinfeld did his second ever Reddit AMA on Thursday. He answered a large amount of questions regarding Seinfeld, CICGC, and, well, just being Jerry Seinfeld. Here are some of his best answers.
If he's writing another book: "No. Books take a long time, and I don't get to hear the laughs."
On the best part of being Jerry Seinfeld: "Probably when I open my eyes in the morning, and I go "Oh my god, I'm Jerry Seinfeld! Let's get out of bed and enjoy this!"
On his handedness: "I am ambidextrous! Good observation."
On his hidden talent: "I'm very good at streamlining a series of activities so that everything gets done in the amount of time that I have. I am very good with the clock. Like if I have a lot of stuff to do and a limited amount of time, I'm very good at figuring it all out. I'm very efficient in everything that i do, I never waste time so that I have more time to waste."
On Seinfeld coming to Netflix: These conversations are presently taking place.
On interactions with strangers: "Well, sometimes I try and help people with their, um, etiquette with strangers. You always have to approach a stranger as a stranger, even though you may have seen that person many times on TV, they're still strangers. So you know, I sometimes will try and help people in their approach — you can't walk up to someone that you know and act like they know you. The TV only works one way. You can't just yell at me and expect me to respond positively. You have to introduce yourself first. You can't just yell 'HEY JERRY, C'MERE!' and expect that to work."
The worst advice he's heard given to aspiring comedians: "The worst advice is, you know, you have to do more to promote yourself. That's the worst advice. The best advice is to do your work, and you won't have to worry about anything else."
On finding out that Steven Spielberg watches Seinfeld to comfort himself: "That was really one of the great moments in the history of the show for us when we heard that. We really felt like we were doing something worthwhile."
On his dream CICGC guest, living or dead: "Well, I guess it would have to be George Carlin, since he was one of the most iconic comedians and I did have a relationship with him and we would have had a great time."