25 Jan Here's a handy lesson video by the guys at Texas Blues Alley. It's called "How to Be a Jerk Guitar Player in 10 Easy Steps." Of course, it's meant to be. The Jerk - Carl Reiner directs Steve Martin (who co-wrote the script with Carl Gottlieb) in this gag-laden. 8 Aug Texas Blues Alley. Sorry about this video, I had no idea it would turn into a thing. Texas Blues Alley 52, views. The Jerk - Carl Reiner directs Steve Martin (who co-wrote the script with Carl Gottlieb) in this gag-laden. Jerk is a one-person puppet play by the American writer Dennis Cooper, made in collaboration with director Gisèle Vienne and performer Jonathan Capdevielle, based on Cooper's novel of the same name. It is based on the story of serial killer Dean Corll and his teenage accomplices David Brooks and Elmer Wayne. 13 Oct The embezzling slacker in “Office Space.” The Post-it note breakup guy in “Sex and the City.” The creepy private investigator in “Search Party.” Ron Livingston has built a career on playing the jerk who just can't keep the impertinent thoughts percolating in his brain from spewing onto everyone in his path.