Jerry Seinfeld: 'I Don't Like All the Cursing in Comedy'
"It makes it too easy for the comedians," Jerry Seinfeld tells PEOPLE
Jerry Seinfeld returned to the Emmys for the first time in 19 years and he’s got a message for comedians.
“I don’t like all the cursing in comedy,” Seinfeld told PEOPLE on the red carpet. “It makes it too easy for the comedians. I think we should work harder. It’s a style thing but most young people would never consider not swearing in their shows, but I think it can help your material.”
Seinfeld is nominated for web seriesComedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is up for outstanding variety talk series – the show’s first nomination.
As for which A-listers he thinks could garner lots of laughs on the show.
“Gwyneth [Paltrow] is really funny,” he says. “And Jay Z, I bet would be funny too.”
RELATED VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Warns His Friends Are ‘in the Most Danger’ When He Hosts the Emmys
• Watch the full Emmy Awards pre-show now at People/Entertainment Weekly Network. It’s free! Available on connected and mobile devices or just download the PEN app on your iOS or Android. Watch now at people.com/PEN.
The sitcom legend, who attended alongside wife Jessica, made it a point to compliment her blonde hair color change saying he is “very happy” with the way it looks.