Published on October 30th, 20140
Jerry Seinfeld and the Serious Side (sorta) of Comedic Writing
When we think of comedy, we usually don’t think of years of revision, painstaking edits, a life of artistic growth. Maybe because it’s so lighthearted, or because the best of it makes us laugh quick and easy, we just assume its easily created.
Chris Farley, Carol Burnett, Rodney Dangerfield, Katt Williams… these people are just born funny, right? They can’t have spent actual time on their content, at least not like a literary novelist or serious poet would. Right?
It takes a brave writer to delve into comedy. They often risk the most, and seldom receive the recognition their craft deserves. Whether it be for a book, a screen, or a stage, comedy and its writers are a staple of any society worth its artistic salt. Watch and listen as Jerry Seinfeld discusses the more serious side of the laughing craft: