Jerry Seinfeld Says Sascha Inherited His Sense of Humor

11/08/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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Forget the smile, forget the eye color. When it comes to passing traits on to his children, Jerry Seinfeld has given much more than the eye can see: the funnyman’s kids have inherited his sense of humor!

“Watching my kids, especially my daughter [Sascha, 9], it does seem to be in the DNA somewhere,” he tells GQ UK, “because I see her falling asleep with these big joke books.”

While he doesn’t doubt Sascha’s interest in comedy, Jerry admits her dedication still catches him off guard.

“She’s [9]-years-old — she can read anything, why’s she reading jokes? I think it’s somewhere in the biology.”

The ability to mandate his own schedule as a stand-up comedian is something Jerry can’t appreciate enough. “You can take time off when you want to,” he says, adding that his career, in that aspect, mirrors that of a plumber. “You can work when you want to. I get to roll around with them all the time — it’s fantastic.”

In addition to Sascha, Jerry and wife Jessica Seinfeld are also parents to Julian Kal, 6 ½, and Shepherd Kellen, 4.

Source: GQ UK

— Anya

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All Women Stalker on

It would be nice to have them in a show together. Haha


fay on

i know this is lame, but when they had julian i felt so bad for sascha as she’d be the only person in the family whose name didn’t start w/ j… then they had shepherd… and i felt better…

however this little girls parents are multi millionaires and i’m a single unemployed mother… she probably needs to be feeling sorry for ME… lol

itstartedwithafish on

HA, I reckon it’s just her age.

I remember my late, younger sister on her 9th birthday. She got a load of preasents but all she said when she was asked about what she got was:
“A book of jokes and a pencil case.”

And guess what she read to us from that day on? 🙂

btw, I got her book of jokes after she died and when my boys reached that age, they became obsessed with jokes, too, so IKIEL gave it to them.

eva on

Sascha sounds like a bright little lady.She and her brothers are very beautiful children.

Ethnico on

Sacha is definitely going to follow in her dad’s footsteps.