Jerry Seinfeld, one of the richest men in the US entertainment business thanks to the most popular comedy ever, Seinfeld, spoke to a crowded theatre yesterday at an event for Sony’s streaming service, Crackle, and he didn’t exactly hold back.
Seinfeld blasts YouTube
The comedian left TV for Crackle back in 2012 and also hosts a popular Internet-only series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
At the event recently, he declared that “TV is over” and that he has “found the Internet to be the most freeing experience” he’s ever had, according to a transcript by website Tubefilter.
“When you get to a certain point in the business, what a man is looking for in a network is the same as in his underwear”, he explained. “A little bit of support and a little bit of freedom. That’s exactly what Crackle offered”.
However, he isn’t a fan of some places on the Internet, namely YouTube.
When asked for opinions on ‘user-generated content’, Seinfeld said that “The less the better. I don’t want to see this crap. We have a giant garbage can called YouTube for user-generated content. We’re trying to generate a little higher level”.
He said also said that “show business is for talent, that’s who should be in it. But let’s keep it in its hierarchy”, before joking “I like being at the top of the pyramid”.