His is a name that’s synonymous with stand-up comedy and syndication.
So what’s the deal?
Jerry Seinfeld, the mind behind the TV classic “Seinfeld” and the more recent interview series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” will perform at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 19. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $47.
The show will be a warm-up before Seinfeld hits the stage at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre for two performances on Friday, Nov. 20. After a few more dates in the country, Seinfeld will travel to Tel Aviv, Israel for two days of shows.
Though Seinfeld’s sitcom has long been off the air, he still tops the list of Forbes’ world’s highest paid comedians, raking in $36 million last year. Some of that no doubt came from Hulu recently acquiring the rights to “Seinfeld” for $160 million as well as his tours and “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
The latter series is currently in its sixth season and is streaming on Crackle. This year, the interview series featured Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey and Stephen Colbert.
Seinfeld is known for his observational brand of humor. Recently, he opened up his personal archives of material dating back to when he first started. Those archives include bits he performed on shows such as “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” Each day, Seinfeld unearths three clips for fans to view.
To this day, Seinfeld is still pondering people’s habits.
At an appearance at Carnegie Hall for a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation, Seinfeld did 15 minutes, tackling smartphones and how we’re addicted to them.
“It used to be you just lived,” Seinfeld said at the October show. “Now you have your life and your phone’s battery life... If my phone goes totally dead, I plug it in and sit next to it and wait for it to get better. Put a little washcloth over its head. ‘Don’t make any alerts or sounds... you just rest.’”
Earlier this year, Seinfeld made headlines saying he won’t perform at colleges because they are too politically correct.
In an interview with then ESPN host Colin Cowherd, Seinfeld said that college students don’t understand words like racism and sexism.
“They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what the [expletive] they’re talking about,” Seinfeld said.
Last year, Seinfeld appeared as himself in the critically-acclaimed “Top Five,” from writer/actor/director Chris Rock. He has also appeared on shows such as “Louie,” “30 Rock,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”