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Jerry Seinfeld says late night TV makes him 'sad'

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About late night TV, which does not make me sad, there's a particularly revealing Hollywood Reporter encounter with Jerry Seinfeld, posted on the website Wednesday morning, in which he ruminates about the depressive effects of late night on his psyche.

Or words to that effect.

Specifically:  "I have to say that most talk shows leave me with a sad feeling, and I don't think that's the goal. When I was a comic in the 1980s, I was on the road somewhere every day, and I'd get back to the hotel and it was Carson and Letterman, and I looked forward to that all day. Those shows made me happy. I'm not quite sure what happened. It's probably just proliferation and fragmentation."

There's more here, and I'd urge you to head over if you haven't already. But it's all pegged to his Emmy-nominated "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which -- he appears to confirm -- has been the subject of "conversations" that may lead to its adaptation for TV (it's now on Crackle.) But he doesn't seem too excited here about a return to TV whatsoever.  It's standup or bust for Jerry, from here on out -- until, well, who knows ...

Tags: Jerry Seinfeld , Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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