Jerry Seinfeld

“Didja ever notice...” “What is the deal with that?” Man hands, high-waisted jeans, the close talker, the Soup Nazi, the bike hanging in the back of the set that never gets ridden ... 13 year later, there still hasn't been a network success like Seinfeld. And Jerry Seinfeld could, as a very rich man, have dedicated his retirement to real estate, his young family, and stableful of Porsches. But he does stand-up because he loves it. And he could charge a lot more doing residencies in Vegas, yet he still goes on the road. Sure, Seinfeld co-creator Larry David has lately gotten more acclaim on HBO, but Jerry has the unflappable delivery, the comfortable self-assurance, the stage presence of a guy who wants to be there performing for you. He doesn't pretend to be neurotic or struggling or angry about anything. Because he isn't. His jokes are small and observational, but they're also river-polished with practice. And that's something. BRIAN MILLER

Sat., Oct. 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 2011

 
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