If you thought history class was boring, would it change your mind if the one providing the instruction was named Professor Seinfeld? The popular funnyman, best known of course for his shtick on the hit television sitcom "Seinfeld," recently teamed up with longtime friend Colin Quinn for a one-man show off-Broadway that reviews global historical events. The 75-minute performance encompassed the Cavemen days all the up through emergence of Twitter and Facebook.
Long Story Short featured Quinn as the delivery man while Seinfeld stayed behind the scenes, marking his stage directing debut. The performance unfolds as a series of about 10-minute routines as Quinn takes the audience members on a witty journey through human history.
At the beginning of the production, Quinn asks, "With all the technological progress and scientific breakthroughs, how come we still have wars, senseless violence, man's inhumanity to man?" If you want to see Jerry act out one of his many stand-up routines on stage, peruse StubHub for a pair of Jerry Seinfeld tickets.
In other related news, Seinfeld has been providing the forwards to several volumes of hilarious fake letters from the mysterious Ted L. Nancy. The latest installment, "All New Letters from a Nut," was released on Sept. 6. Seinfeld has also announced that he will be revealing the true identity of Nancy on national television. Much speculation has in fact, pointed to Seinfeld himself as the elusive Ted Nancy, but fans will surely find out soon enough who is really behind the amusing book series, which began back in 1997.
In the beginning Jerry Seinfeld was just another hopeful guy who wanted to tell jokes for a living. Of course, it turned out that he was also pretty good at the whole comedy routine thing. Audiences started taking notice after his appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman.
He gained mainstream recognition with what would become one of the most popular sitcoms, "Seinfeld." Billed as "the show about nothing," "Seinfeld" featured Jerry playing a caricature of himself as well as "Saturday Night Live" veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus and well-known actors Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. It ran on NBC from 1989 to 1998 and featured the day to day adventures of the four main characters. Some memorable episodes include "The Chinese Restaurant," "The Parking Garage," "The Bubble Boy," "The Contest" and "The Soup Nazi." Of course there are so many ingenious plots to choose from, it's often too difficult to pick a favorite Seinfeld episode.
After the last episode of "Seinfeld" aired, its star went back to the stage, delivering a comedy routine tour called I'm Telling You for the Last Time, which took him to theaters across the country. Since then he's starred in a handful of films, made guest appearances on several television shows and has also started a new reality show called The Marriage Ref. Don't miss your opportunity to see Jerry Seinfeld live on stage; purchase your own pair of tickets to one of his upcoming gigs today!