Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought, what a few reporters called, a good deal of levity as she hosted the finale of the Democratic National Convention last week. However, according to her colleague and writer from the hit 90s sitcom Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld said he wished Ms. Louis-Dreyfus would have simply come to him and asked him to write the comedy bit for her.
“It was really unfortunate what happened on that stage,” Seinfeld said of her performance. “Julia is an excellent actress, but she’s anything but funny. All she had to do was give me a call and say, ‘Hey, Jerry, you wrote a decade’s worth of lines for me, can you write me a few more?'”
Seinfeld went on to explain how Louis-Dreyfus would often pitch jokes for him and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David. TrollWire flew a reporter to Los Angeles to interview Mr. David to get his perspective on Louis-Dreyfus’ comedic talent.
“Her jokes sucked,” David said bluntly. “Every single one of them. It got so bad that I finally had to tell her, ‘Julia, put the pen down and stick to acting.'”
“But, let me tell you, she was relentless,” he added. “And my biggest fear was that one day she’d convince some schmuck to grant her a monologue.'”