Jerry Seinfeld – From Stage to TV and Back

Jerry Seinfeld can often be caught at events across New York making jokes about the most random of things. Known for his observational sense of comedy, Seinfeld’s content is relatable to comedy show audiences across the world. His observations may range from aeroplane meals to married couples to a human’s dependency on his cell phone. Filled with sarcasm and exasperated remarks, Seinfeld’s stand up comedy acts are a mood in themselves. His shows are an embodiment of the fact that one doesn’t necessarily need sex jokes or cuss words to be funny.

He was born as Jerome Allen Seinfeld to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, NY. He developed a passion for stand up comedy during his college days when he happened to perform onstage for a few of his college’s in-house productions. He began participating in open mic events during his student years and continued with it even after he graduated. One such open mic at a popular comedy club secured him his first television appearance – Rodney Dangerfield’s HBO special. In the ’80s he made appearances on David Letterman and Johnny Carson’s late-night shows.

His then growing popularity earned him his debut TV special Stand-Up Confidential on HBO. Towards the end of the ’80s, Seinfeld along with Larry David created the popular sitcom Seinfeld where he plays a semi-autobiographical character. The show attempts at bringing to light the ways in which a comedian generally writes his content. The comedy show very quickly rose to fame and is still loved by people across the world.

After the show ended in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld went back to stand up and majorly toured across popular comedy clubs to deliver his first special post-Seinfeld. The show was titled I’m Telling You for the Last Time. Jerry Before Seinfeld and 23 Hours to Kill are a few of his other popular comedy specials. He has appeared in various Hollywood movies and also wrote and produced one named Bee Movie. He is a huge automobile aficionado and owns various vintage and special edition cars. He has also professed his love for coffee several times in the past. His love for coffee, cars and comedy comes alive in his Netflix show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The 65-year-old comic still actively performs at comedy events when he clearly doesn’t need to. His reason for not retiring is that he feels that stand up is the purest of all things and is most comfortable with other like-minded comedians.

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