EX-SEINFELD STAR TEACHES WRITERS TO BE FUNNY

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Jason Alexander's not mad at critics who jibed that his "Bob Patterson" sitcom was nearly DOA -- he actually AGREES! In blistering daily sessions with the show's writers, the veteran funnyman didn't pull any punches about punch lines that BOMB, complaining that scenes lack snap and drag on forever! Jason's solution? He's consigned his scribes to a form of comedy hell -- teaching them the art of fast-paced comedic timing by making them watch "Seinfeld" tapes over and over -- and over again!