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Jerry Seinfeld On How to Write a Joke

Inside Jerry Seinfeld’s writing process – The Pop Tart!

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Jerry Seinfeld explains his joke writing process, using one specific joke about a pop tart as an example of how his jokes begin and evolve over time. He said that he’s been working on this one joke for two years!

A lot of great writing tips in here, even for those of us who aren’t necessarily humor writers.

I love the tip about being specific in your writing–that’s something I’ve been trying to do more of myself. For instance, the line that he uses about “the back of my head blowing off” instead of just saying, “my head blew off.” Or something like that.


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