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Comedy – Standup / Sitcom – Jerry Seinfeld – L E’s Stories Special – “I’m Telling You For The Last Time…..Curb Your Enthusiasm….It’s Really About Nothing….And Everything” – The Life and Comedic Genius Of Jerry Seinfeld

 

Today’s post is a challenge for me, mainly because I have never understood why the TV sitcom Seinfeld ever developed such a huge fanbase…..especially in the 25 years since it had a run on TV for nine years from 1989 to 1998….. but regardless, I have always been a believer in the phrase “You can’t knock success!”…..so, placing no value on my opinion at all…..that’s when I decided to tell about the life and legend on comedian Jerry Seinfeld…..who was the talent behind the TV sitcom Seinfeld…..which was written and created by Jerry Seinfeld along with Larry David…..while being starred in by Jerry Seinfeld.  First and foremost, Jerry Seinfeld was a brilliant sitcom writer …..who magically meshed with co-creator/writer Larry David….for between the two was constructed a sitcom product that is almost as revelant and popular in 2023 as it was from 1989 to 1998….when it was nominated for 68 Emmy Awards…..while being the winner of 10 Emmy’s…..as the self-styled “show about nothing” was so important that world now refers to sitcoms on TV as the pre-Seinfeld and post-Seinfeld eras.  Plus, the fact remains that Jerry Seinfeld turned the sitcom Seinfeld into $928 million dollars of personal wealth…..and these two facts alone make Jerry Seinfeld worth of his life and legend being showcased here at ImaSportsphile……so, enjoy!                                                         

 

Comedy & News – 1997 – A TV Land Legends The 60 Minutes Interviews Special –  “Jerry Seinfeld”                    

 

Jerome Allen Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer…..who is best known for having played a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld on TV from 1989 to 1998…..which he created and wrote with Larry David.  The show aired on NBC from 1989 until 1998…..while becoming one of the most acclaimed and popular sitcoms of all time.  As a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld specializes in observational comedy.  In 2004, Comedy Central named him the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time.                                                       

 

 

Comedy – Documentary – 2008 – A MasterOfMyDomain Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How It All Began” – Part 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Comedy – Documentary – 2008 – A MasterOfMyDomain Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How It All Began” – Part 2                       

 

 

Comedy – Documentary – 2008 – A MasterOfMyDomain Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How It All Began” – Part 3                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Comedy – Documentary – 2008 – A MasterOfMyDomain Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How It All Began” – Part 4                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Comedy – Documentary – 2008 – A MasterOfMyDomain Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How It All Began” – Part 5                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Comedy – Documentary – 2008 – A MasterOfMyDomain Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How It All Began” – Part 6                                                                                                                                                                     

 

Seinfeld produced, co-wrote, and starred in the 2007 film Bee Movie…..which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref…..which aired for two seasons on NBC.  Seinfeld is the creator and host of the web series  Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee from 2012 to 2019.  He is married to author and philanthropist Jessica Seinfeld…..with whom he has three children.  Seinfeld has received twenty Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work on Seinfeld and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee…..as well as four Grammy Award nominations for his comedy albums.

 

 

 

Comedy & Movie – Animation – 2007 – From the Movie The Bee Movie Movie Clips Special – Hitchhiking Honey Bee Scene

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 2021 – Live on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon – Special Guest Jerry Seinfeld Looks Back on the Bee Movie’s Romantic Undertones
 

 

Seinfeld was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn…..where his father, sign painter Kálmán Seinfeld, was Jewish…..and collected jokes that he heard while serving in World War II.  His mother, Betty, and her parents, Selim and Salha Hosni, were Jews from Aleppo, Syria…..but their nationality was stated as Turkish when they immigrated in 1917…..as Syria was under the Ottoman Empire.  Seinfeld has an older sister, Carolyn.  Salha’s mother Garez Dayan, Seinfeld’s great-grandmother, was a member of the Dayan rabbinic family…..who allege ancestry back to the Medieval Exilarchs…..and from the Exilarchs back to the Biblical King David.  Seinfeld’s 2nd cousin is musician and actor Evan Seinfeld.  Seinfeld grew up in Massapequa, New York…..and attended Massapequa High School on Long Island.  At 16, he spent time volunteering in Kibbutz Sa’ar in Israel.  He attended the State University of New York at Oswego…..then transferred after his 2nd year to Queens College, City University of New York…..from which he graduated in 1976 with a degree in communications and theater.

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1981 – Live at the Improv Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Early Stand Up Routine”                          

 

Seinfeld developed an interest in stand-up comedy after brief stints in college productions…..while appearing on open-mic nights at Budd Friedman’s Improv Club…..when he was attending Queens College.  After graduation in 1976, he tried out at an open-mic night at New York City’s Catch a Rising Star…..which led to an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO special.  In 1980, he had a small recurring role on the sitcom Benson, playing Frankie, a mail-delivery boy who had comedy routines that no one wanted to hear…..then Seinfeld was abruptly fired from the show due to creative differences.  Seinfeld has said that he was not told he had been fired until he turned up for the read-through session for an episode and found that there was no script for him.  In January 1981, he performed stand-up on An Evening at the Improv.  In May 1981, Seinfeld made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson…..when he impressed Carson  and the audience…..which led to frequent appearances on that show and others…..such as Late Night with David Letterman.

Comedy – Stand Up – 1981 – The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson Live Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:  1st Appearance on Tonight Show Stand Up Routine

 

On September 5, 1987, his 1st one-hour special Stand-Up Confidential aired live on HBO.

 

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1987 – An HBO Live Comedy Special – :Jerry Seinfeld: Stand Up Confidential” (Full Show)                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Seinfeld created The Seinfeld Chronicles with Larry David in 1988 for NBC. The show was later renamed Seinfeld to avoid confusion with the short-lived teen sitcom The Marshall Chronicles. By its 3rd season, it had become the most watched sitcom on American television.  The final episode aired in 1998…..and the show has been a popular syndicated re-run ever since.  Along with Seinfeld, the show starred Saturday Night Live alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus…..and established actors Michael Richards and Jason Alexander….. who played George, a caricature of Larry David…..while Seinfeld is the only actor to appear in every episode of the show.

 

 

Comedy – Sitcoms – Documentary – 1989 To 1998 – A CaptainJZH Production Special – “Every Seinfeld Episode Based On A True Story”

 

 

Seinfeld has said that his show was influenced by the 1950’s sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show.  In the Seinfeld season 6 DVD set, commenting on the episode “The Gymnast”, Seinfeld cited Jean Shepherd as an influence, saying, “He really formed my entire comedic sensibility—I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd.”  From 2004 to 2007, the former Seinfeld cast and crew recorded audio commentaries for episodes of the DVD releases of the show.

 

 

 

Comedy – Sitcom – 1995 – Clip from Season 6 Episode 6 of Seinfeld Special – “The Gymnist”                                  

 

After he ended his sitcom, Seinfeld moved back to New York City and returned to stand-up comedy instead of staying in Los Angeles and furthering his acting career.  In 1998, he went on tour and recorded a comedy special, titled I’m Telling You for the Last Time.  The process of developing and performing new material at clubs around the world was chronicled in a 2002 documentary, Comedian…..which also featured fellow comic Orny Adams and was directed by Christian Charles.  Seinfeld has written several books, mostly archives of past routines.  In the late 1990’s, Apple Computer came up with the advertising slogan “Think different” and produced a 60-second commercial to promote the slogan…..when this commercial showed people who were able to “think differently,” such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and many others.  It was later cut short to 30 seconds and altered such that Seinfeld was included at the end…..albeit he had not been in the original cut…..and this shorter version of the commercial aired only once, during the series finale of Seinfeld.

 

 

Comedy – 1998 – Live Comedy Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You For The Last Time” – Part 1                                

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1998 – Live Comedy Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You For The Last Time” – Part 2

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1998 – Live Comedy Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You For The Last Time” – Part 3                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1998 – Live Comedy Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You For The Last Time” – Part 4                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1998 – Live Comedy Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You For The Last Time” – Part 5                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

In 2004, Seinfeld appeared in two commercial webisodes promoting American Express…..which were titled The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman.  In these, Seinfeld appeared with a cartoon rendering of Superman…..of whom references were made in numerous episodes of Seinfeld as Seinfeld’s hero…..which was voiced by Patrick Warburton (character David Puddy on Seinfeld).  The webisodes were directed by Barry Levinson and aired briefly on television.  Seinfeld and “Superman” were also interviewed by Matt Lauer in a specially recorded interview for the Today show.  On November 18, 2004, Seinfeld appeared at the National Museum of American History to donate the “puffy shirt” he wore in the Seinfeld episode  of the same name.  He also gave a speech when presenting the “puffy shirt,” saying humorously that “This is the most embarrassing moment of my life.” On May 13, 2006, Seinfeld had a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live as host Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ assassin.  Louis-Dreyfus in her opening monolog mentioned the “Seinfeld curse”…..while talking about how ridiculous the “curse” was, a stage light suddenly fell next to her.  The camera moved to a catwalk above the stage where Seinfeld was standing, holding a large pair of bolt cutters. He angrily muttered, “Damn it!” upset that it did not hit her. Louis-Dreyfus continued to say that she is indeed not cursed.                                   

 

 

Comedy & Animated TV Commercial – 2004 – A Lazer Time Production Special – ” The Adventures of Superman and Seinfeld”As Seinfeld & Superman Save Lois Lane for American Express” 

 

 

Comedy & Animated TV Commercial – 2004 – A Lazer Time Production Special – ” The Adventures of Superman and Seinfeld”On Road Trip Across Western America When Superman Locks Keys in the Porsche”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

On February 25, 2007, Seinfeld appeared at the 79th Academy Awards as the presenter for “Best Documentary.” Before announcing the nominations, he did a monologue about the unspoken agreement between movie theater owners and movie patrons.  On October 4, 2007, Seinfeld made a guest appearance as himself in the 30 Rock episode “SeinfeldVision”…..then on February 24, 2008, at the 80th Academy Awards, Seinfeld appeared as the voice of his Bee Movie animated character Barry…..while presenting Best Animated Short Film…..when before announcing the nominees, he showed a montage of film clips featuring bees, saying that they were some of his early work (as Barry).                                                                                                                

 

 

Comedy & Awards – 2007 – A Please Be Seated for a Stand Up Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Acceptance Speech for Year’s Best Comedian Award”….Absolutely Wonderful Video!!!                           

 

Comedy & Awards – 2007 – A 30 Rock Official Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: 30 Rock Seinfeldvision Episode Highlight Clip”

 

 

On June 2, 2008, amidst his spring 2008 tour, Seinfeld performed in his hometown of New York City for a one-night-only show at the Hammerstein Ballroom to benefit Stand Up for a Cure…..which was a charity aiding lung cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  In August 2008, the Associated Press reported that Jerry Seinfeld would be the pitchman for Windows Vista…..as part of a $300-million advertising campaign by Microsoft…..when the ads, which were intended to create interest for Windows in support of the subsequent “I’m a PC” advertisements, began airing in mid-September 2008. They were cut from television after three installments…..when Microsoft opted to continue with the “I’m a PC” advertisements…..and run the Seinfeld ads on the Microsoft website as a series of longer advertisements.                                                                                                         

 

Comedy & TV Ad – 2008 – Microsoft Ad Strives For Comedy – With Jerry Seinfeld & Bill Gates – At the Discount Shoe Store

 

In March 2009, it was announced that Seinfeld and the entire cast of Seinfeld would be appearing for a reunion in Larry David’s HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. The fictional reunion took place in the 7th season’s finale and starred most of the original cast, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, in a multiple-episode arc. Seinfeld appeared on an episode of the Starz original series Head Case…..as was the case in many of his previous guest appearances on sitcoms, he played himself.

 

 

 

Comedy – 2009 – HBO Comedy Special – “Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm” – Featuring Jerry & Larry

 

 


Comedy – 2009 – HBO Comedy Special – “Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm” – Featuring Jerry & Larry At Lunch

 

 


Comedy & Talk Shows – 2017 – The Howard Stern Show – With Special Guest Jerry Seinfeld – On How Jerry Used The Abbott & Costello Show as Inspiration for ‘Seinfeld’

In Australia, Seinfeld appeared on a series of advertisements for the Greater Building Society…..which is a building society based in New South Wales and southeastern Queensland.  His appearance in these ads was highly publicized and considered a coup for the society…..while being the 3rd time Seinfeld had appeared in a television commercial.  The advertisements were filmed in Cedarhurst, Long Island, with the street designed to emulate Beaumont Street in Hamilton…..where the Greater Building Society’s head offices are located…..as Seinfeld also wrote the scripts for the 15 advertisements that were filmed.  The ads largely aired in the Northern New South Wales television market…..where the society has most of its branches.  Additionally, Seinfeld was the 1st guest on Jay Leno’s talk show The Jay Leno Show….. which premiered on September 14, 2009.  Seinfeld was also featured on Saturday Night Lives Weekend Update sketch to do the “Really!?!” segment with Seth Meyers.  He executive produced and regularly appeared as a panelist in The Marriage Ref…..and then on August 30, 2010, Seinfeld made a surprise guest appearance on The Howard Stern Show…..which ended the feud the two had in the early 1990’s.

 

 

Comedy & TV Ads – 2009 – Greater Building Society ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld ’60sec Maximum’

 

 


 
Comedy & News – Weekend Update News – 2009 – SNL Special – “REALLY!?! With Seth & Jerry”

 Comedy & Talk Shows – 1992 – The Inaugural Tonight Show With Jay Leno – With Jay’s 1st Guest Ever, Jerry Seinfeld

 

 

Comedy & Music – 1990 – Live On Stage Howard Stern & Janis Ian Duet – “Seinfeld’s Girl Is 17 With Double D’s”                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Seinfeld toured the U.S. in 2011…..while making his 1st stand-up appearance in the UK in 11 years.  In July 2011, he was a surprise guest on The Daily Show…..and helped Jon Stewart to suppress his urge to tell “cheap” “Michele Bachmann’s husband acts gay” jokes.  Seinfeld also launched a personal archives website at JerrySeinfeld.com and appeared in the HBO special  Talking  Funny with fellow comedians Chris Rock, Louis C.K., and Ricky Gervais in the same year.

 

 

Comedy – Special – 2012 – An HBO Comedy Production Special – “Talking Funny: Ricky Gervais + Jerry Seinfeld + Chris Rock + Louis CK”                                                                                                                                   

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 2011 – Live on The Daily Show – Special Guest Jerry Seinfeld

 

In 2012, Seinfeld started a web series titled Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee…..wherein he would pick up a fellow comedian in a different car each episode…..and take them out for coffee and conversation.  The show originally aired on the Crackle streaming service…..and then was bought by Netflix…..when the initial series consisted of ten episodes lasting from 7 to 25 minutes each…..while the show has continued to get high-profile guests such as Tina Fey, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, David Letterman, Chris Rock, John Mulaney, Mel Brooks, Don Rickles, Ellen DeGeneres, Howard Stern, and Jerry Lewis…..plus the show has also hosted Seinfeld alums Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards…..when season seven featured its most high-profile guest, then-President Barack Obama.  In a farewell tribute video for the Obamas before the President left office, Seinfeld stated, “That knocking on the Oval Office window. That probably was the peak of my entire existence.”

 

 

Comedy – 2023 – An Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Steve Martin”                                                                                                                                                          

 

Comedy – 2022 – An Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Michael Richards”

 

Comedy – 2022 – An Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Dana Carvey”

 

 

Comedy – 2022 – An Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Sarah Silverman                                                                                                                                                             

 

Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With US President Barrack Obama”

 

Seinfeld signed a deal with Netflix in January 2017 that included placing Seinfeld and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on their streaming service…..as well as two new Seinfeld stand-up specials…..along with the development of scripted and non-scripted comedy programming.  As part of the deal, all episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee would be made available on the streaming service, in addition to a new 24-episode season. 

 

 

Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Will Ferrell”

 

 

Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Gary Shandling”

 

 

Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Dave Chappelle”

 

 

Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Eddie Murphy”

 

 


 
Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Zach Galifianakis”                                                                                                                                                 

 

Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Officially Ended After 10 Years”                                                                                                                                               

 

In talking about his process of innovation, Seinfeld says “It’s very important to know what you don’t like.  A big part of innovation is saying, ‘You know what I’m really sick of?’  For me, that was talk shows where music plays, somebody walks out to a desk, shakes hands with the host, and sits down. ‘How are you?  You look great.’  I’m also sick of people who are really there to sell their show or product. ‘What am I really sick of?’ is where innovation begins.”

 

 

 

Comedy – Interview – 2020 – A Netflix Is A Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld & David Spade: Secrets For Making Great Comedy

 

In June 2013, Seinfeld appeared on rapper Wale’s album The Gifted, on the song “Outro About Nothing.”…..then shortly there after in 2013, Seinfeld was offered $110 million by Warren Littlefield to make another season of Seinfeld…..which he turned down because he felt the timing to continue was not right.  Seinfeld received coverage for his speech at the 2014 Clio Awards  ceremony…..where he received an honorary award, as media reporters said that he “mocked” and “ripped apart” the advertising industry by saying “I love advertising because I love lying”…..which received particular attention.

 

 

 

Music & Comedy – 2012 – From the Album Wale The Gifted – Live in the Studio: Wale with Jerry Seinfeld

In 2014, Seinfeld hosted the special Don Rickles: One Night Only at the Apollo Theatre…..as the event celebrated Don Rickles and his career…..but also served as a roast among friends…..when those who participated in the event included Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Nathan Lane, Regis Philbin, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese…..then on February 15, 2015, Seinfeld made a guest appearance on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special…..where he hosted the “Questions from the Audience” segment…..which included cameos from Michael Douglas, John Goodman, James Franco, Larry David, Ellen Cleghorne, Dakota Johnson, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, and Sarah Palin.  On May 20, 2015, Seinfeld made a guest appearance on David Letterman’s final Late Show episode…..as he joined other friends of the show to pay tribute to Letterman…..which included Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Peyton Manning, Tina Fey, and Bill Murray…..who all participated in The Top Ten List segment, “Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to Dave.”

 

 

Comedy – 2014 – Live at the Apollo Theater Special – “Don Rickles Tribute:  One Night Only – An All Star Comedy Tribute” – With Michael Douglas, John Goodman, James Franco, Larry David, Ellen Cleghorne, Dakota Johnson, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, and Sarah Palin

    

In January 2017, Seinfeld went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and joined Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Fallon in honoring outgoing 1st Lady  Michelle Obama…..and played a game of Catchphrase…..which Obama and Fallon won to Seinfeld’s dismay.                                                                                             

Comedy & Talk Shows – 2017 – The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – With Guests 1st Lady Michelle Obama + Dave Chappelle + Jerry Seinfeld Playing “Catchphrase” 

 

On September 19, 2017, Netflix released the stand-up comedy special Jerry Before Seinfeld…..as the special followed Seinfeld as he returns for a stand-up routine at the New York City comedy club, Comic Strip Live…..which started his career…..when the special is intercut with documentary clips and his stand-up special.  The special was later released as an LP, CD and download album…..and was nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

 

 

Comedy – Official Trailer – 2018 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – Netflix is a Joke: Jerry Before Seinfeld”

 

 

Comedy – 2020 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – Netflix is a Joke: The First Time Jerry Seinfeld’s Parents Saw His Stand-Up”

 

 

Comedy – 2019 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – Netflix is a Joke: Jerry Seinfeld Compares Married Men To Game Show Losers”

 

 

Comedy – 2021 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Netflix is a Joke: Asks Steve Harvey If You Can Teach Funny” 

             

 


 
Comedy – 2022 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Larry David”   

                                                                                                                                             

In 2020, it was announced that Netflix would be releasing Seinfeld’s 1st original stand-up special in 22 years, 23 Hours to Kill…..when the special premiered on May 5.  In October 2020, Seinfeld joined Steve Martin in a discussion about comedy at The New Yorker Festival…..when they discussed subjects ranging from the creative process, Netflix and The Oscars, to their comedy backgrounds, and the future of comedy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up Official Trailer – 2020 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill”

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up Official Trailer – 2020 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill – Had Enough of Phone Calls”

 


 
Comedy – Stand Up – 2020 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill – Thinks Everything’s Great and Also Sucks”

 


Comedy – Stand Up – 2021 – A Netflix Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill – It Is What It Is”

 

Seinfeld wrote the book SeinLanguage…..which was released in 1993…..and written as his television show was 1st rising in popularity…..which is primarily an adaptation of his stand-up material…..while the title comes from an article in Entertainment Weekly listing the numerous catchphrases for which the show was responsible.  In 2002, he wrote the children’s book Halloween…..which was illustrated by James Bennett.  Seinfeld also wrote the forewords to Ted L. Nancy’s Letters from a Nut series of books….. along with Ed Broth’s Stories from a Moron.  Seinfeld also wrote the foreword to the Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook.  In October 2020, Seinfeld released his new book Is This Anything?…..as the book chronicles Seinfeld’s 45 years working in comedy…..and contains many of his best bits that span from various decades.

 

 

Comedy & News – 2022 – The NBC Today Show Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: On Rise Of Antisemitism, Talks New Book”                                                                                                                                                      

 

Seinfeld has stated, “On the Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedy, there are four faces, in my opinion: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, and Don Rickles.”  Seinfeld has also cited as his influences Jean Shepherd, Mad Magazine, Jonathan Winters, Jerry Lewis, Robert Klein, and Abbott and Costello.  He stated, “Monty Python was a gigantic influence on me. They were just about silly, funny things that meant nothing, and that’s the stuff I love. There’s a wonderful childlike freedom in those kinds of things.”

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1987 – Live on Comedy Confidential Hosted by Carl Reiner – Special Guest Comedian Jerry Seinfeld                                                                                                                                                          

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 1981 – An HBO Comedy Production Special – “Young Comedians With The Smothers Brothers: Jerry Seinfeld Stand Up Routine”

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 2015 – Live at the New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom Hulu’s Digital NewFront Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: On His Favorite Seinfeld Episode”                                                                        

 

In the Netflix comedy special, Jerry Before Seinfeld, he displayed his personal comedy albums collection from when he was a teenager.  These albums included:

  • Lenny Bruce – Thank You Masked Man (1972)

  • George Carlin – Class Clown (1972)

  • Steve Martin – Let’s Get Small (1977)

  • Bob Newhart – The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (1960)

  • Mike Nichols and Elaine May – Improvisations to Music (1958)

  • Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner – 2000 and One Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (1961)                                                                                                               

 

Comedy – Sitcom – 1994 – Clip from the TV Show Seinfield Season 5 Episode 14 – “The Marine Biologist” 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Seinfeld stated his five favorite films are The Heartbreak Kid (1972), The Graduate (1967), The In-Laws (1979), A Night at the Opera (1935), and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

 

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 2018 – Live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld Vs. Jimmy Fallon:  Jerry and Jimmy Take Turns Delivering Short Standup Routines Written by Jerry to Determine Once and For All Who is the Better Seinfeld”  

 

 

Those influenced by Seinfeld include John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Ellen DeGeneres, and Issa Rae.

 

 

 

Comedy – Film – 2019 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Jim Gaffigan”

 

 

Comedy – Film – 2019 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With John Mulaney”

 

 

Comedy – Film – 2019 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Ellen DeGeneres”

 

 

Seinfeld is a fan of the New York Mets…..who periodically calls Steve Somers’ show on WFAN-AM, a sports talk radio station, as “Jerry from Queens.” Seinfeld called four innings of a Mets game on SportsNet New York on June 23, 2010…..while reuniting with analyst Keith Hernandez…..who appeared in the Seinfeld two-part episode entitled “The Boyfriend.”  According to Seinfeld, he thinks about baseball “all day” and has said “when I think of retirement, all I would think of is going to a baseball game every day.”

 

 

 

 MLB & Comedy – 2019 – Live at the New York Mets Game at Citi Field Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Throws Out The 1st Pitch”

 

 

 

MLB & Comedy – 2021 – Live at the New York Mets Game at Citi Field On Seinfeld Night Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Joins The Broadcast Crew In The Booth for the Game”

 

 

Seinfeld is left-handed…..and the 1st joke he ever wrote was about the topic. In a 2014 interview with NBC News, he made statements suggesting that he believed he was on the autism spectrum.  However, following criticism for his alleged self-diagnosis, he later clarified that he is not autistic…..and had been commenting on a play about the condition that he “related to […] on some level.”

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 2015 – Late Night With Seth Meyers – With Special Guest Jerry Seinfeld – “On Being Tired of Political Correctness”                                                                                                                                         

 

Years before Seinfeld was created, Seinfeld dated Carol Leifer…..who was a fellow comedian…..and was one of the inspirations for the Seinfeld character  Elaine Benes.  On national television with sex therapist and talk show host Dr. Ruth Westheimer, he mentioned that he was engaged in 1984….but called it off.  In May 1993, then 38-year-old Seinfeld met 17-year-old Shoshanna Lonstein in Central Park…..when after a brief conversation, he got her phone number…..as Lonstein was still a senior in high school and would turn 18 on May 29, 1993.  Seinfeld and Lonstein dated for approximately four years, from 1993 to 1997…..as she transferred from George Washington University  to UCLA, in part to be with him…..and cited missing New York City and constant press coverage as reasons for the relationship ending.  The age difference led to intense media scrutiny…..then while Seinfeld was a guest on Howard Stern’s talk show, Stern said, “so, you sit in Central Park and have a candy bar on a string and pull it when the girls come?”…..at which point Seinfeld replied, “she’s not 17, definitely not.”  A few months later, in his 2nd Howard Stern interview, Seinfeld insisted, “I didn’t realize she was so young. This is the only girl I ever went out with who was that young. I wasn’t dating her. We just went to a restaurant, and that was it.”  Early in their relationship, Spy Magazine referred to Lonstein as “a legal voter”, mocking her young age.  In an October 1993 Playboy interview, Seinfeld described the reactions to the relationship as ranging “from horrified to just busting buttons with pride that they know me”…..while noting that his female acquaintances had overall reacted more negatively than his male ones.  He said that his assistant “was so mad” she punched him…..whereas his mother was “thrilled”. He concluded, “if she’s 18, if she’s intelligent, that’s fine”.  In March 1994, Seinfeld again defended their age difference in an interview with People, stating that “Shoshanna is a person, not an age.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus said in a 1998 New York interview that she was in favor of the relationship, as “it was a happy one for him”…..and added that she did not believe there was anything wrong with it.

 

 

 

Comedy & Interviews – 1993 – An AD Vids Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Interview With Charlie Rose”

 

 

In August 1998, while at a Reebok Sports Club, Seinfeld met Jessica Sklar, a public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger…..who had just returned from a three-week honeymoon in Italy with then-husband Eric Nederlander, a theatrical producer and scion of a theater-owning family…..when unaware of Sklar’s marital status, Seinfeld invited her out…..as Sklar eventually told Seinfeld about her relationship situation, she said, “I told him I didn’t think this was the right time for me to be involved with anybody.”…..then two months later, Sklar filed for divorce and continued dating Seinfeld. The pair married on December 25, 1999…..wherein comedian George Wallace was the best man at the wedding.  After the nuptials, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld bought Billy Joel’s house in Amagansett, Long Island, for US$32 million after news of the couple’s interest in the property became public in 2000.  The Seinfeld’s have a daughter and two sons.

 

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 1996 – The Late Late Show With Tom Snyder – With Guest Jerry Seinfeld

 

 

In December 2012, Seinfeld said that he had been practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM) for 40 years…..as he promoted the use of the technique in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder with Bob Roth of the David Lynch Foundation in December 2012 on Good Morning America…..and also appeared at a 2009 David Lynch Foundation benefit for TM…..at which Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appeared.  On November 5, 2015, the David Lynch Foundation organized a benefit concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall called “Change Begins Within” to promote transcendental meditation for stress control. “It’s been the greatest companion technique of living that I’ve ever come across, and I’m thrilled to be part of this movement that seems to have really been reinvigorated by Bob [Roth] and David Lynch,” Seinfeld said. “I would do anything that I could to promote it in the world, because I think it’s the greatest thing as a life tool, as a work tool and just making things make sense.”

 

 

 

 Comedy – 2009 To 2019 – From Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:  How Jerry Pays the Check” – With A Stand Up Routine on the Subject

 

In 1999, Seinfeld auctioned a Breitling Chronomat watch as part of the “Famous Faces, Watch Auction For Charity” event in New York City…..when this watch sold for $11,000.  In 2001, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld created the charitable organization The Good+Foundation after their 1st child was born. Good+Foundation grants donations of products and services to programs that have demonstrated a capacity to address family poverty in three focus areas…..supporting new mothers…..investing in early childhood…..and engaging fathers.  GOOD+ Foundation has donated over $42M worth of items through its partner network across the United States.  Seinfeld has also participated in Jon Stewart’s charity event, Night of Too Many Stars.

 

 

 

Comedy – 2009 To 2019 – From Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:  Comedians in Cars Being Gay – Not That Anything Is Wrong With That”

 

According to Forbes magazine, Seinfeld’s cumulative earnings from Seinfeld as of 2004 was $267 million…..which placed him at the top of the celebrity earnings list that year.  He turned down $5 million per episode for 22 episodes, to continue the show for a 10th season…..albeit he earned $100 million from syndication deals and stand-up appearances in 2004….. plus $60 million in 2006.  In addition, he earned $10 million for appearing with Bill Gates in Microsoft’s 2008 advertisements for Windows.  Between June 2008 and June 2009, he earned $85 million…..which made him the world’s highest paid comedian during those 12 months.  In 2013, Forbes documented Seinfeld’s annual income as $32 million…..when later in the year he disputed Forbes claims regarding his income and net worth on The Howard Stern Show.  He was ranked by Forbes as the highest paid comedian between June 2015 to 2017…..when his income was $69 million…..but the truth be known, he garnered all that wealth simply from royalties from the work he did on Seinfeld for 9 years on the air. 

 

 

 

Comedy & Lifestyle – 2022 – A The Richest Comedian in the World Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: How He Spends His Money”

 

 

Seinfeld is an automobile enthusiast and collector…..who owns a collection of about 150 cars…..which includes a large Porsche collection.  He rented a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California, for an extended period during the 1990’s for storage of some of the vehicles in the collection.  In 2002, Seinfeld purchased property on the Upper West Side of  Manhattan in New York City where he built a $1.4 million two-story garage to store part of his Porsche collection on the East Coast…..as one tally has Seinfeld owning 43 Porsches…..whereby Paul Bannister has written that Seinfeld’s collection includes Porsche 911s from various years…..10 Porsche Boxsters each painted a different color…..along with  and the 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder…..which is the same model and color of pearl-grey color that actor James Dean had been driving before he crashed that car and subsequently died.  The Discovery Channel television show Chasing Classic Cars claimed that Seinfeld owns the 1st and last produced air-cooled Porsche 911 cars….while the collection centerpiece is a $700,000 Porsche 959…..which is one of only 337 built.  He was originally not allowed to drive it, because the car was “not street legal.”…..as U.S. emissions and crash tests had not been performed for the model because Porsche refused to donate four Porsche 959’s for destruction tests.  Seinfeld imported the car “for exhibition purposes,” on the stipulation that it may never be driven on U.S. roads.  The car was made U.S. street legal in 1999 under the “Show or Display” federal law.  Seinfeld wrote an article for the February 2004 issue of Automobile, reviewing the Porsche Carrera GT.  In 2008, Seinfeld was involved in a car accident when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat 500 failed and to avoid an intersection, he pulled the emergency brake while turning sharply…..while ultimately causing the car to flip onto its side…..with no one was hurt.

 

 

 

Comedy & Lifestyle – 2022 – A Luxury Express Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: Showcasing His $100 Million Dollar Car Collection (150+/- Total)”                                                                                                                     

 

A coffee and espresso machine aficionado, Seinfeld owns multiple espresso machines, including the $17,000 Elektra Belle Epoque…..along with two machines manufactured by Slayer and Breville, respectively.  Seinfeld described his single-group Slayer machine…..which costs upwards of $8,500…..as a “beautiful machine.”  When NPR asked him about the influence of coffee culture in the U.S., Seinfeld responded in 2013 by saying “I never liked coffee and I didn’t understand it and I used to do a lot of stuff in my standup sets in the ’80’s and ’90’s about how I don’t ‘get’ coffee.  And then something happened about five years ago. I started touring a lot, and we would have these great big, fun breakfasts in the hotel and coffee just seemed to go really well with breakfast.  Now, I’ve just started this expresso thing.”

 

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 1991 – A Larry King Live Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:  Interview + Caller Questions After 9 Episodes of “Seinfeld”

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 1991 – A Larry King Live CNN Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:  Interview With Larry King That Turns Sour at the End”

 

FILM

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1996

Eddie

Himself

Cameo

1996

Good Money

Himself

Cameo

1999

Pros & Cons

Prison Man #2

Cameo

2002

Comedian

Himself

Documentary; executive producer

2005

The Thing About My Folks

Himself

Cameo

2007

Bee Movie

Barry B. Benson

(voice)

Also co-writer and producer

Nominated – Producers Guild of America Award – Animated Film

Nominated – Kids Choice Award – Favorite Animated Voice

2013

Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story

Himself

Documentary

2014

Top Five

Himself

Uncredited cameo

2014

Tom’s Restaurant – A Documentary About Everything

Himself

Documentary

2016

Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg

Himself

Documentary

2016

Dying Laughing

Himself

Documentary on stand-up

2017

If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

Himself

Theatrical and HBO documentary on Carl Reiner

TBA

Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story

Filming, also director, writer and producer

 

 

Comedy & Official Trailer – 2014 – From the Comedy Special “Tom’s Restaurant: A Documentary About Nothing & Everything” – Showcasing the History of Tom’s Restaurant 

 

 

Comedy & Film – 2014 – From the Comedy Special “Tom’s Restaurant: A Documentary About Nothing & Everything” – Showcasing Jerry + Jason + Michael Standing in Line To Eat

                  

 

Comedy & Film – Official Trailer – 2016 – A Jerry Seinfeld Film Production – For the Film “Dying Laughter” – Starring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jamie Foxx

 

 

Comedy & Animated Film – 2007 – Clip from the Movie“The Bee Movie” – Starring Jerry Seinfeld (The Bee) + Renee Zellweger (Vanessa) – In The Ya Like Jazz? Scene                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Comedy & Film – 2017 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:  Comedians Driving Cars Getting Coffee – Who Is The Comedian That Jerry Seinfeld Really REALLY Dislikes?                                                              

TELEVISION

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1980

Benson

Frankie

3 episodes

1981

An Evening at the Improv

Himself

Season 1, Episode 3

1982

Square Pegs

Bat Mitzvah Guest

Episode: Muffy’s Bat Mitzvah

1982

An Evening at the Improv

Himself

Stand-Up Special

1984

The Ratings Game

Network Rep

Television film

1986

Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me

Himself

Stand-Up Special. Released on DVD in 2006.

1987

Stand-Up Confidential

Himself

Stand-Up Special. Released on VHS in 1993.

1989–98

Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

180 episodes;

also co-creator, writer and executive producer

1992

Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue

Himself

Television film

1992, 99

Saturday Night Live

Himself (host)

2 episodes

1993

Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher

Panel Guest

First Episode

1993

Love & War

Jerry Seinfeld

Episode: Let’s Not Call it Love

1993, 98

The Larry Sanders Show

Himself

2 episodes

1994

Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld

Host

TV special; released on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray

1997

NewsRadio

Himself

Episode: “The Real Deal”

1998

I’m Telling You for the Last Time

Himself

Comedy Special

1998

Mad About You

Himself

Uncredited; Episode: “Season Opener”

1999

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Himself

Television special

2000

Dilbert

Comp-U-Comp

Voice; Episode: “The Return”

2004, 09

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Himself

6 episodes

2007

30 Rock

Himself

Episode: “SeinfeldVision”

2010–11

The Marriage Ref

Himself

9 episodes; also creator and executive producer

2011

Talking Funny

Himself

Television special, HBO

2012–14

Louie

Himself

2 episodes

2012–19

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Himself (Host)

72 episodes;

also creator and executive producer

2014

Don Rickles: One Night Only

Himself (host)

Television special

2015

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Himself

Television Special, NBC

2015

Inside Amy Schumer

Himself

Episode: “80s Ladies”

2016

The Jim Gaffigan Show

Himself

Episode: “The Calling”

2016

Maya & Marty

Himself

Episode #1.5

2017

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Freak Masterstroke

Episode: “Starcrash”

2017

Jerry Before Seinfeld

Himself

Comedy Special/Documentary, Netflix

2018

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

Himself (host)

Episode: “You’re David Letterman, You Idiot”

2019

Huge in France

Himself

Episode: Épisode Quatre

2020

23 Hours to Kill

Himself

Comedy Special, Netflix

Comedy – 2015 – A Saturday Night Live Production Special – “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Show: Hosted By Jerry Seinfeld – Audience Participation”

Comedy – Film – 2017 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:” Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Small Talk In Longform”                                                                                                                                             

Comedy – Film – 2017 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld:” Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Julia Louise Dreyfus”                                                                                                                                                  

Comedy & Talk Shows – Stand Up – 1982 – Live on Late Night With David Letterman – Special Guest Comedian Jerry Seinfeld                                                                                                                                                    

 

Comedy – Film – 2017 – A Netflix is a Joke Production Special“Jerry Seinfeld:” Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – With Jimmy Fallon Telling Jack Nicholson Stories”                                                                                                        

 

STAND UP HOME DVD /VHS

Year

Title

Studio

Format

2001

Laughing Out Loud: America’s Funniest Comedians

Madacy Entertainment

VHS/DVD

2003

Best of The Improv, Vol. 4

Koch Vision

DVD

2007

Comedy Club Greats

Lionsgate

DVD

2010

Lafflink Presents: The Platinum Comedy Series Vol. 1: Jerry Seinfeld

Lafflink

DVD/streaming

2014

Classic Comedy from An Evening at the Improv

Somerville House

DVD/streaming

2015

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson:
Featuring Jerry Seinfeld
 (“Featured Guest Series: Volume 5”)

Carson Entertainment

DVD/streaming

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows – 2013 – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Production Special – “”Who’s On First?”: The Sequel – With Jimmy Fallon + Billy Crystal + Jerry Seinfeld – As They Revisit Abbott & Costello Classic”                                                                                                                                                                                

 


 
Comedy – Skit – 1945 – A Tis Done Production Special – “Bud Abbott + Lou Costello: Who’s On First” – The Original Classic Stand Up Routine

 

 

COMEDY SPECIALS

Year

Title

Formats

Studio

1987

Stand-Up Confidential

VHS (1993)

HBO

1998–99

Jerry Seinfeld on Broadway:
I’m Telling You for the Last Time

CD/Cassette/Download

VHS/DVD/Streaming

HBO

2017

Jerry Before Seinfeld

LP/Streaming

Netflix

2020

23 Hours to Kill

LP/Streaming

Netflix

 

 

 

 Comedy – Stand Up – 2015 – An HBO Comedy Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling For The Last Time”

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • SeinLanguage (1993)

  • Halloween (2002)

  • Is This Anything? (2020)

 

 

 

Comedy – 2016 – A HULU Streaming Production Special – “Holiday Seinlanguage” – This Is Not An Unvitation. It’s An Invitation”

 

 

Comedy & News – 2021 – Good Morning America – With Special Guest Comedian Jerry Seinfeld – On His New Book “Is This Anything?”

 

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

PRIME TIME EMMY

Year

Category

Project

Episode

Result

Ref.

1991

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Seinfeld

“The Pony Remark”

Nominated

[129]

1992

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

“The Boyfriend”

Nominated

1993

Outstanding Comedy Series

Won

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

“The Opera”

Nominated

1994

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

“The Puffy Shirt”

Nominated

1995

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

“The Diplomat’s Club”

Nominated

1996

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominated

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

“The Gum”

Nominated

1997

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominated

1998

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominated

1999

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special

I’m Telling You for the Last Time

Nominated

2013

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Nominated

2014

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program

Nominated

2016

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Nominated

2019

Outstanding Informational Series

Nominated

2020

Nominated

 

 

Comedy & Talk Shows -2018 – The Tonight Starring Jimmy Fallon – With Special Guest Jerry Seinfeld – Who Shames Every Older Man for Wearing Jeans                                                                                                        

 

Comedy – Unedited Interview – 2022 – A Pioneers of Television Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: The Complete Interview with Steven J Boettcher”

 

 

 

 

Comedy – In Radio Studio On Air Interview – 2020 – Netflix is A Joke Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: What A Joke with Papa and Fortune”

 

GRAMMY AWARDS

Year

Award

Performance

Result

Ref.

1999

Best Comedy Album

I’m Telling You for the Last Time

Nominated

[130]

2003

Spoken Word Album for Children

Halloween

Nominated

[130]

2018

Best Comedy Album

Jerry Before Seinfeld

Nominated

[130]

2021

Best Comedy Album

23 Hours to Kill

Nominated

[130]

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 2009 – A MechaNikos Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: On Halloween – Live on Stage in New York City”                                                                                                                                                    

 

Comedy – Stand Up – 2015 – A Live At The Comedy Central Production Special – “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You For The Last Time”

 

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Year

Award

Performance

Result

Ref.

1994

Best Comedy Actor – TV

Seinfeld

Won

[131]

1995

Best Comedy Actor – TV

Seinfeld

Nominated

[131]

1996

Best Comedy Actor – TV

Seinfeld

Nominated

[131]

1998

Best Comedy Actor – TV

Seinfeld

Nominated

[131]

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

Year

Award

Performance

Result

Ref.

1994

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Seinfeld

Won

[131]

1995

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Seinfeld

Nominated

[131]

1996

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Seinfeld

Won

[131]

1997

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Seinfeld

Won

[131]

 

Comedy – Sitcom – 1989 To 1999 – A Rangergiya Production Special – The Sitcom Seinfeld’s Funniest Moments – Part 1″

 

 

Comedy – Sitcom – 1989 To 1999 – A Rangergiya Production Special – The Sitcom Seinfeld’s Funniest Moments – Part 2″

 

 

Comedy – Sitcom – 1989 To 1999 – A Rangergiya Production Special – The Sitcom Seinfeld’s Funniest Moments – Part 3″

 

Comedy – Sitcom – 1989 To 1999 – A Rangergiya Production Special – The Sitcom Seinfeld’s Funniest Moments – Part 3″

 

 

Suffice to say, Jerry Seinfeld is a comedic genius…..who exudes with the uncanny ability to be at the right place at the right time throughout his professional career…..while forever continuing to grow his fan base throughout the years…..cuz watching Seinfeld is so timeless…..and the humor is classic.  First, let me say….Jerry Seinfeld is just 2 shaves shy of being a billionaire…..so, he knows what he is doing…..while continuing to grow his original Seinfeld sitcom fan base into July 3, 2023…..and that simple accomplishment has made him a billionaire…..which I call smart, while being at the right place at the right time.  This is going to be a fun post because of his popularity…..but also because of his current net worth…..which is quite a story.  I must admit, I have never been a Seinfeld TV Show fan…..as I didn’t even watch it on any sort of regular basis…..which means I only watched it when my female companion at the time really wanted to watch it…..cuz for me, it was sports, first, last and in middle…..and anyway, I really didn’t find Jerry Seinfeld that funny…..even as a stand-up comedian…..cuz in my opinion, when it comes to “a laugh factor”…..Seinfeld didn’t really register, at least when compared to Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Dave Chapelle, Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield et al….but his success factor and sustainability certainly outstretched the others.  Plus, I have to admit, when the subject is sitcoms, Seinfeld, M*A*S*H and I Love Lucy are the golden triangle when it comes to sustainability in sitcom television throughout the history of the “Boob Tube”.  However, since revisiting Jerry Seinfeld while posting this story about this legend of comedy…..and after having viewed all the videos posted in this story…..then I must admit that not only does he deserve to be on the top rung of comedic geniuses throughout history with anyone who mastered the art of comedy…..but I came out of this post with a complete reshuffle of my favorite comedians of all time….and since I love “stand up comedy” best of all…..I can’t believe I’m saying this…..but Jerry Seinfeld has jumped from not even being on my Mount Rushmore of Stand Up Comedians (Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Robin Williams  and Jonathan Winters) to becoming the 6th face on my Mt. Rushmore today.  Jerry would be the perfect life coach…..cuz he’d disarm you with jokes 1st…..and then cut straight through your bullshit all at the same time.  This further proves the point that success is not an accident…..as you hear Seinfeld being a comedian with the discipline, goal setting, tracking…..with habits of an athlete.  Jerry makes every interview into something…..as he continues to deepen even that.  I have always known that music is mathematical….but now thanks to Seinfeld, I have  learned even stand up comedy is too…..so, Seinfeld isn’t really a funny person…..while the truth be known, he just learned to mathematically break it down in formulas.  Seinfeld is like fine wine, gets better and better with time…..and what I like about Jerry Seinfeld is that even his stand up comedy is clean…..cuz you don’t have to use foul language to be funny…..for funny is funny…..and Jerry Seinfeld is a prime example…..he is just funny.  Seinfeld believes that writing is very difficult…..while saying that if a person learns to write, then you will be very competent.  Seinfeld’s wisdom on comedy and life is so solid and real……especially with his success.  He lets you know it really is about accepting life as it is and putting in the work for yourself…..when the rest will take care of itself.  The truth be told, Jerry Seinfeld has got so much innate talent wrapped in a-big-tied-bow of honesty…..as the success has not gone to the brain…..which allows him to disperse vast amounts of golden tips wherever he might roam…..and what more could you ask of a person who makes you laugh!?! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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