How To Be Funny?

In this 2017 interview with Harvard Business Review, Jerry Seinfeld opened up about his successful track creating Seinfeld and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Here’s an excerpt:  

INTERVIEWER: You and Larry David wrote Seinfeld together, without a traditional writers’ room, and burnout was one reason you stopped. Was there a more sustainable way to do it? Could McKinsey or someone have helped you find a better model?

SEINFELD: Who’s McKinsey?

INTERVIEWER: It’s a consulting firm.

SEINFELD: Are they funny?


SEINFELD: Then I don’t need them. If you’re efficient, you’re doing it the wrong way. The right way is the hard way. The show was successful because I micromanaged it—every word, every line, every take, every edit, every casting. That’s my way of life.


How great is that?  

It’s counterintuitive but maybe – if things aren’t quite working out – to try being LESS efficient. 

Try messing with your routine. 

Try being super detail-oriented. 

Try weaving in a few hours of pure creative output into your workflow for the week. 

(picture credit to CNN)

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