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Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the comedy club where he began his career to recount his early life.

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Michael Bonfiglio

Writer:

Jerry Seinfeld
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Himself
Jimmy Brogan ... Himself - Special Guest
Mark Schiff ... Himself - Special Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Liebling Carolyn Liebling ... Herself - Jerry's Sister (archive footage)
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Storyline

Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip in New York City for a stand-up set at the club that helped launched his career. Interspersed with never-before-seen material -- including a library of legal pads with every joke he's written since 1975, childhood videos, and more -- Jerry performs jokes that put him on the comedy map. Written by Netflix

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Michael Bonfiglio was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special category for Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017), but lost to Glenn Weiss for The Oscars (2018). See more »

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A one hour comedy show with the same charm, but with no new material
17 October 2017 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of the Seinfeld show and of Jerry's sense of humor. When I saw that he did a new thing for 2017 I absolutely had to see it. But it was nothing new. Just him talking about his childhood and his life in New York for a few scenes, and the rest of this one hour show he just does stand up. Which was fine, only I knew about 90% of the material just by watching the Seinfeld TV show.

And then there is the voice thing. I don't know what happened to him, but at some time he would just raise his voice a little bit and it would come out all shrill and broken. In this show he managed to keep it under control, but not all the time.

Bottom line: I always enjoy Seinfeld, but I expected some more depth in something that was about his personal life and was marketed as "before Seinfeld". I understand he took all the good bits and put them in the TV show and he couldn't have made another show just with the bad material, but still, I wanted to see him write again, not just reminisce about the good jokes he thought of when he was a kid. Maybe next time.


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