Why do we win, True Believers? Because it's Saturday and we made it!
Today's creative resource is an easy one to access. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee!
This is a project of Jerry Seinfeld, a guy who's lived a pretty creative life. You might know his work. He puts out about six or ten of these each year where he takes a ride in a classic car with an extremely funny person. Mostly he spends time with comedians and writers. This is a great creative resource because they essentially hang out, have coffee and talk about the work of comedy. They're very funny, but they are also very mindful conversations about the work it took for them not just to become successful, but just to get good at what they do.
Specifically, I linked to Jerry's visit with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, giants of the funny world. I like this one for several reasons. These men were pioneers in the early days of television comedy. They also made some of the funniest films of all time. They've been good friends longer than many of us have been alive. Both in their eighties, they are sharp as hell. For this episode they invited Jerry to join them for their weekly dinner together where they watch a great comic film and discuss the craft of what they do. It's pretty great. If the weather is as crummy near you as it is here in the Chicago area, you can spend a lot of time making your way through each of the seasons.
My reflection in writing this week is a simple one. I need to get to work. You too.
A man who loves to write.