Comedian Jerry Seinfeld announced his return to standup comedy in a mini-tour in each borough of New York this fall.
This is his first time returning to comedy performances since his 1998 Broadway show “I’m Telling You For the Last Time” and going into retirement after a successful eight-season run on his NBC sitcom, Seinfeld.
And that’s not all, the comedian is also hosting a new web series.
“I was born in Brooklyn, went to school in Queens and started out as a comedian in Manhattan,” Seinfeld said in a statement. “I feel like New York City taught me how to be funny.”
Seinfeld will be performing once at each borough on Thursday nights throughout October and November. The first stop of his tour will be at the Beacon Theater in Manhattan, Oct. 4, followed by a visit to Lehman Concert Hall in the Bronx on Oct. 11. The tour will continue at Colden Auditorium at Queens College on Oct. 18, and then St. George Theater in Staten Island on Nov. 1. He also scheduled a performance at Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College on Nov. 8.
Saturday Night Live alumni Colin Quinn will join Seinfeld, who directed his Broadway show “Long Story Short.”
Jerry Seinfeld also has a new web series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” where he follows up his show about nothing with guests such as Larry David, Alec Baldwin, Colin Quinn, and Ricky Gervais. It’s a loose interview show where Seinfeld picks his guests up in one of his vintage cars to get coffee and discuss anything.
Larry David, co-creator and former writer of Seinfeld and star of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, told his long time friend, “You have finally done the show about nothing.”