Jerry Seinfeld: I Think I'm on the Autism Spectrum


At age 60, Jerry Seinfeld is diagnosing himself as being on the Autism spectrum.

"I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," he told anchor Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News.

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When Williams asked him to explain the "markers" that would lead him to this conclusion, the comedian began to list off attributes commonly associated with the disorder.

"You know, never paying attention to the right things. Basic social engagement is really a struggle," he explained. "I'm very literal, when people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don't know what they're saying. But I don't see it as dysfunctional. I just think of it as an alternate mindset."

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Speaking to his social engagement struggles, the former sitcom star admitted that he's most comfortable around comedians, which is what led him to start his web show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. "They're the only kind of people I feel completely relaxed around," he told Williams. "Every other social interaction I have is somewhat of a management."

That being said, even Seinfeld couldn't have predicted how popular his web series would become. "It was an experiment. I didn't know that this could be anything.”

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If you haven't seen his web show, check it out, below.