Jerry Seinfeld profile

Big long Jerry Seinfeld profile in the NYTimes Magazine. It’s great, especially if you’re a fan of Seinfeld, and there’s a bunch of different parts that focus on Seinfeld’s quirks, but I liked this part about why he needs to do standup.

When he can’t tinker, he grows anxious. “If I don’t do a set in two weeks, I feel it,” he said. “I read an article a few years ago that said when you practice a sport a lot, you literally become a broadband: the nerve pathway in your brain contains a lot more information. As soon as you stop practicing, the pathway begins shrinking back down. Reading that changed my life. I used to wonder, Why am I doing these sets, getting on a stage? Don’t I know how to do this already? The answer is no. You must keep doing it. The broadband starts to narrow the moment you stop.”

Jerry Seinfeld profile

Jimmy Fallon’s impersonations

I used to hate Jimmy Fallon the same way I hate Dane Cook. Well, a little less. Dane Cook is the worst ever. I didn’t like Jimmy Fallon in movies, I didn’t like him on SNL, and his work on Weekend Update was deplorable. However, since he’s had his own show, I’ve seen a lot of Jimmy Fallon that I’ve liked. Dane Cook stays in the dumpster, but I’m welcoming in Jimmy Fallon with open arms. A couple weeks ago, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake gave us The History of Rap, spot on verses from important hip hop songs of the last 30 years. Here he is with spot on impersonations of about 10 comedians. Skip to 1:25.

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Jimmy Fallon’s impersonations