Jerry Seinfeld Describes How to Write a Joke

The comedian describes the anatomy of his Pop-Tart joke, still a work in progress, and shows his longhand writing process.

“I’ve probably been working on this for two years. Two years? I mean usually I’d write a bit in a couple days. It’s a long time to spend on something that means absolutely nothing. But that’s what I do; that’s what people want me to do…is spend a lot of time wastefully. So that then I can waste their time.”