Jerry Seinfeld became a comedian because he “thought it seemed much easier than work. And more fun than work. It turned out to be much harder than work, and not easy at all. But you still don’t have to ever really grow up. And that’s the best thing of all.” So what does the perpetually juvenile Seinfeld think is funny? When the Washington Post asked him what makes a great bit Seinfeld offered a single example of a “legendary” bit: “I love Brian Regan’s ‘Donut Lady’,” he said. (Donut Lady video below.) That was August of last year.
There is another contender, it turns out. Asked what his favorite joke is a few months earlier on Reddit, Seinfeld said that when his kids ask him: “I always answer with ‘Two peanuts were walking along, one was assaulted.’ And I like that joke because anybody can tell it, and it always works. And it’s very short.” All goes to prove something else he told the WaPo when asked if there is a perfect joke. “No,” Seinfeld sagely replied. “There are jokes that are perfect for you…It’s very, very personal.” And it changes.