58251_7227I love this little anecdote from my interview with Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman, who got the job after years of freelance magazine writing:

I kind of looked at the other writers, who had been around show business a lot, and noticed that they were talking a lot during lunch, and trying to be funny during lunch. I wrote down on a piece of paper for myself, “Just shut up and learn.”

Good advice for us all.