Brian Williams interviewed Jerry Seinfeld on NBC Nightly News Thursday. During their chat, the comic said he believes he has autism, saying, "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum."
Asked to explain, the 60-year-old comedian said, "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," he added. "I just think of it as an alternate mindset."
It was the first time Seinfeld discussed being on the spectrum, though he performed at several benefits for autism charities over the years, including Autism Speaks events and 2012's Night of Too Many Stars.