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Jerry Seinfeld thinks negative reviews are funny and explains he “always wanted to be a real man”

Jerry Seinfeld was recently a guest on the Honestly With Bari Weiss podcast and talked about a number of projects, including bad reviews, being funny, and the fact that he always wanted to be a real man.

Seinfeld is still making the press for his Netflix comedy Unfrosted, which has received many negative reviews and currently has a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But Seinfeld isn’t bothered by bad reviews. In fact, he thinks they’re funny.

Seinfeld said: “The only thing I want to read is the worst reviews the movie got because to me there’s nothing funnier than people complaining [they] he didn’t laugh. They want to laugh. I related to it. I understand. I think it’s funny that you hated it because you wanted to laugh and you didn’t laugh.

The comedian added: “It’s funny! It doesn’t matter what you think of me. Why should I think I’m going to do something that everyone will like? What does it mean? You must be crazy to think like that.

When talking about why these reviews don’t impress him, he explained that his time as a stand-up comedian gave him that thick skin.

He said: “If you’re designed as a stand-up comedian you don’t care what people think [you]. I’m doing my gig, I’m enjoying the laughs, the money and I’m getting out of here. By the time your review comes out, I’m in another city doing the same thing.

Seinfeld went on to talk about nostalgia for that 1960s era, as there was “an agreed-upon hierarchy” that is “absolutely vaporized in today’s moment.”

He continued: “We have no sense of hierarchy. As humans, we’re not really comfortable with this. That’s part of it…if you want to talk about nostalgia, that’s part of what it creates [the 1960s] attractive looking back.”

Seinfeld then talked about the kind of man he wanted to be when he grew up and how he misses dominant masculinity: “Another thing, as a man… I always wanted to be a real man. When I was in that era, there was JFK, Muhammad Ali, Sean Connery, Howard Cosell. That’s a real man!

“I wanted to be like that one day. Well no. I never really grew up. You don’t want to do it as a comedian because it’s a childish activity. I lack dominant masculinity. I understand the toxic thing… but still I like a real man.

Via: Variety

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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