"It makes it too easy for the comedians," Jerry Seinfeld tells PEOPLE

By Emily Strohm
Updated September 18, 2016 08:05 PM
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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.”

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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.”

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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.