The first thing Jerry Seinfeld ever said to me after I picked him up from a Tennessee airport for the Comedy Catch nightclub was, "This isn't your car is it?" I had been grinding the 5-speed gears of the Volvo loaned to me by management after they sent me to retrieve the stand-up comic, and he was quick to realize the truth. The next thing he did, however, was laugh--with me, and my embarrassment quickly faded. And that was in the mid 80s, before the American sitcom Seinfeld became such a huge hit. According to a report put out Sept. 11 by the Onion, Jerry Seinfeld is going to be back on television again, and he's going to be making you laugh again too.
Billboards across the country are plastering the famous comic's mugshot in various poses, along with the schedule times for the situational comedy soon to come, but a lot of mystery still surrounds the forthcoming show. And based upon the comments of those seeing the billboards, Jerry is still hot, hot, hot when it comes to fans. And they are eager to catch his new show regardless of what character he plays in it.
Personally, Jerry does his best comedy when he just plays himself, like he did in Seinfeld, as he's the perfect foil for more diverse and oddball character types, like Kramer. Now that's another comedian I would love to meet!
Before Jerry made a huge name for himself--and became the Guinness Record Holder "for the highest offers turned down in show-biz history"--he was just a regular guy with a big heart. He didn't make this writer feel bad that she couldn't drive a stick shift, and he even went out of his way to issue a personal invitation to hear his routine that night. So he obviously hasn't changed much since back then because he is going to be doing the "Stand Up For Heroes" concert in a couple of months too, per the Digital Spy.
Televisions favorite Brooklyn comedy star isn't alone in his commitment to helping others; however, as his wife Jessica Seinfeld, who happens to be celebrating her 42nd birthday today, is big on helping others too. She founded Baby Buggy, a non profit organization that helps get essentials needed for safety and well being into the hands of mothers, especially domestic violence victims and new moms.
Like her husband, Jessica has made a name for herself in the public arena too, authoring two books revolving around getting kids to eat their vegetables and "good food." Deceptively Delicious, her first book, was such a hit that she followed it up with another book titled Double Delicious!
Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld have three children--Sascha, 12 (and going on 13), Julian, 10, and Shepherd, who recently turned 8.
And for those who think there is going to be a new Jerry Seinfeld show on television, you may be interested to know that the Onion is famous for its satire slant. So it was just finding humor in the fact that some in the 30-something crowd had no idea that Jerry had already done a show called Seinfeld and that rather than a new show, this was probably just going to be an earlier time slot for that show compared to its current 11:00/11:30 p.m. rerun slot currently occupied on WCIU, The U.
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