For the first time in 14 years, Jerry Seinfeld, star and co-creator of the classic sitcom “Seinfeld,” will return to his stand-up roots by holding five full performances in New York City, ABC News reports.
Starting Oct. 4 in Manhattan, he will perform a stand-up act at a different venue in each of New York’s five boroughs every Thursday — the night “Seinfeld” used to air on NBC.
“I was born in Brooklyn, went to school in Queens and started out as a comedian in Manhattan. I feel like New York City taught me how to be funny,” Seinfeld said in a statement.
The last time Seinfeld performed in New York was for the Broadway production of “I’m Telling You for the Last Time” in 1998, the same year “Seinfeld” ended.
Seinfeld’s other current project is his new online series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The first episode featured his “Seinfeld” co-creator, Larry David.
Comedian Colin Quinn of the Seinfeld-directed Broadway show, “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short,” will open for Seinfeld each night.
Tickets go on sale to the public Monday.