Just Like Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry_Seinfeld“What is a date really, but a job interview that lasts all night? The only difference is that in not many job interviews is there a chance you’ll wind up naked.” ~Jerry Seinfeld

As a kid I wanted to be a comedian. It was going to be Jerry Seinfeld and me (and not necessarily in that order). We would open for each other in clubs across America, living the life reserved for upper echelon talent of the humorous type. I might even get a television show out of the deal, one where I would visit Mr. Seinfeld’s apartment as if my name were George, or Kramer, or even Elaine.

But comedians aren’t quite a dime a dozen. The good ones have a shtick. They have timing. They have a subtle humor that can’t be taught. It just is. And I don’t have that. I have a good work ethic, and I can learn the jokes. I can get the timing. But my humor will never be subtle. It’s definitely quirky, and I think well on my feet, but I just wasn’t made for the club scene, to travel the country endlessly to hopefully get paid enough to survive from day to day.

What I am is a guy who can think quickly on his feet, who has a biting wit that takes some time to sink in, and who doesn’t take well to criticism. I’ve been working on that last thing. I’m a regular guy with a sense of humor that is an acquired taste, and I could do whatever I set my mind to, but in the end I decided it wasn’t for me. I can still be funny at home, and with friends, and in sarcastic emails, but my career was never going to be a comedian.

Sorry, Jerry Seinfeld. You missed out.



What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑


No matter what you have been through, you can feel good again


A great WordPress.com site

Cozy Corner

A Writer's Journey

Whose Wine Is It Anyway?

Exploring life, love, lifting, and (almost) literally everything else, frequently aided by laughter and libations

Dr. K. L. Register

Just a small town girl who writes about Christian stuff.

Sara Furlong

Strategic freelance writer specializing in online content, articles, web copy, & SEO.

%d bloggers like this: