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April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
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Seinfeld: How to Write a Joke

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Jerry describes the anatomy of his Pop-Tart joke, still a work in progress, and shows his longhand writing process—documented by the NY Times.

It occurred to me that the process of writing a joke is similar to the process of writing a poem – for totally different reasons.

The poet wants his or her message to be as precise and complete as possible.

That’s the farthest thing from the mind of the joke writer, who just wants to make the audience laugh.

Is there a way to merge the two?

Are there poetic joke writers out there with drawers full of unpublished stuff?

It somehow makes me feel reassured.

It makes me feel reassured, somehow.

Yes, these jokes belong in the drawer, makes me feel safer.

Good, keep ‘em there.

Yes, I’m going with that one: Good, keep ‘em there.


Special Chanukah Parody Edition

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Question: How do you celebrate Chanukah?

 

 


I can really appreciate Chanukah since it’s a festival about oil, and my family and I understand the value of oil lasting for eight days. We will light the ceremonial menorah at the White House and then enjoy some delicious lattes.

- George W. Bush, president

 

 

 



I’m gonna put on my yarmulka and sing with my harmonica and create another hit record about famous Jews. Hey, can I borrow this article when you’re done?

- Adam Sandler, singer/actor

 

 

 

 


I will inflate the spirituality of my home through lighting the menorah. I will take stock of the history of the day and enjoy it for its religious beauty while making sure family spending is within our budgetary limit.

- Allan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman

 


 


I relate to Chanukah so much that I’ve even adopted the name of its main heroine, Esther. Every time I bite into the traditional bitter herb I think back to the ancient Hebrews and how much they endured. I will celebrate the holiday by purchasing red strings and specially blessed Kabbalah Water for my family and celebrity friends. It’s frighteningly overpriced but it really adds spirituality to our lives.

- Madonna, pop icon

 



What is Chanukah and why do people celebrate it? You definitely can’t say it’s a holiday about nothing since it’s a festivus for the rest of us, yada, yada, yadaI might buy myself some new sneakers, but I’ll stay away from last year’s pirate puffy shirt – not that there’s anything wrong with that. My kids are going to eat latkes with brussels sprouts from a recipe in my wife’s new cookbook, which by the way would make a great Chanukah gift. 

- Jerry Seinfeld, comedian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/potpourri/special-chanukah-parody-edition/2007/11/28/

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