Jerry Seinfeld: I dabbled in Scientology | Comic says he 'took a course' but didn't pursue it

Jerry Seinfeld: I dabbled in Scientology

Comic says he 'took a course' but didn't pursue it

comedyJerry Seinfeld has revealed that he flirted with Scientology as a  youth.

The comic said he took a course in the controversial in New York when he was 21, but never pursued it any further.

'I did do a course in Scientology in, like, 1975. I found it very interesting, but I never pursued it,' he told fellow stand-up Marc Maron on his WTF podcast

And when asked if he took any positives from his brief encounter with the organisation, he said: 'Yes, an emphasis on ethical behaviour which I liked – that was the big thing I would  say.'

Seinfeld previously praised Scientology in a 2008 interview with Parade magazine, saying: 'Believe it or not… it’s extremely intellectual and clinical in its approach to problem-solving, which really appealed to me. It was very helpful.'

Published: 11 Jun 2020

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