Jerry Seinfeld: ‘Privilege Today Seems To Be the Worst Thing You Can Have’

‘You went to Duke and that is an unbelivable priviledge’
By Grabien Staff


SEINFELD: "Privilege is a word that has taken quite a beating lately. Privilege today seems to be the worst thing you can have. I would like to take a moment to defend it. Again, a lot of you are thinking, 'I can’t believe they invited this guy.' Too late. I say, use your privilege. I grew up a Jewish boy from New York. That is a privilege if you want to be a comedian.
(Cheering and Applause)
Thanks. If I messed up a funny story around my relatives, they would go, 'That’s not how you tell that joke. The prostitute has to be behind the drapes when the wife comes in.' You went to Duke. That is an unbelievable privilege. I now have an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from Duke University. And if I can figure out a way to use that, I will. I haven’t figured anything out yet. I think it’s pretty much as useful in real life as this outfit I’m wearing. But so what? I’ll take it. My point is, we’re embarrassed about things we should be proud of, and proud of things we should be embarrassed about.”

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