Jerry Seinfeld thinks he's on the autism spectrum


Jerry Seinfeld Thinks He's on Autism Spectrum
Jerry Seinfeld Thinks He's on Autism Spectrum


Jerry Seinfeld sat down with NBC's Brian Williams Wednesday to talk all things comedians, cars and coffee.

Discussion with Williams included how Seinfeld started the online show, now in its fifth season. It originally started as an experiment that delved into what makes a comedian tick.

Perhaps the most interesting thing the stand-up comedian had to say was about himself and autism spectrum disorder.

"I think, on a very drawn out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," Seinfeld said.

The National Institute of Mental Health says autism spectrum disorder is essentially an umbrella term to describe different levels and symptoms of varying developmental disorders a person can have.

When asked by Williams what makes him think he's on the spectrum, Seinfeld said he's very literal in conversation and basic social engagement is a struggle.

The veteran comedian doesn't see it as a problem, though, telling Williams it's more of a personality type of thing to him.

"I don't see it as dysfunctional, I just think of it as an alternate mindset."

It's pretty obvious that that "alternate mindset" has paid off. Seinfeld's web series is in its fifth season.

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