We can learn a lot from Jerry Seinfeld from this classic New York Times Interview.
In this interview, we see how he developed a Pop-Tart joke over a two year period, from it's inception to completion. While most comedians, including Seinfeld don't spend two years writing a joke, we can clearly see the reason he has become one of the greatest stand up comics of all time.
He describes how an idea for a joke triggers a series of funny associations that are systematically blended and re-worked time and time again until the he gets the best combination of funny words, rhythm and pacing and the all important punchline.
While this may seem excessive, it's one of the reasons for his prolonged success, and it also gives us a great insight into how all great art is created.
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