Jerry Seinfeld sat down with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News to talk about the new season of his web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which returns today with a new episode featuring Kevin Hart. And during the conversation, Seinfeld revealed to Williams — in what appeared to be a sincere moment — that he thinks he might be on the Autism spectrum.
“I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” Seinfeld said. Asked what criteria he is using to self-diagnose in this way, he continued, “You know, never paying attention to the right things. Basic social engagement is really a struggle. 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,” Seinfeld added. “I just think of it as an alternate mindset.”