“I approach comedy very carefully and scientifically because it’s so risky,” says Jerry Seinfeld in a recent episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast. “In comedy, success is not about taking risk, it’s about eliminating risk.”
If that’s the case, then few ever have eliminated risk as effectively as this 62-year-old, who rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian in the ’80s; co-created, co-wrote and starred in Seinfeld, the biggest TV sitcom of the ’90s; and this summer, for his Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, became the first person ever to land a best variety talk series Emmy nomination for a digital program.
Thanks to THR for the story.
And for a look at an Emmy nominated digital comedy here’s Jerry & Will having a coffee in a car click below …