Jerry Seinfeld says he’s “adjusted pretty comfortably” to his new life in quarantine.
“I think there’s something to be said for not socializing,” he tells Weekend Edition. “It’s kind of a rest for your face and your fake emotions and your repeating the same stories.”
Seinfeld’s new standup special, 23 Hours to Kill, starts streaming May 5 on Netflix.
He jokes in the special: “I could be anywhere in the world right now. Now you be honest. If you were me, would you be up here hacking out another one of these?”
Talking to NPR, Seinfeld says he actually loves hacking out standup bits. It’s just a joke….
“Humor is of the greatest value in times like these,” he says. “Humor is an essential survival quantity, I think, of human life. I mean, I’ve been seeing some stuff about these nurses and medical professionals and these horrible units where they’re losing people so regularly. And I heard this one nurse say, she said, ‘You cry for a while and then you tell jokes.’ And that seems like the most human you can be.”
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