If you say comedian Jerry Seinfeld, you would undoubtedly be accused of being redundant. If you just say comedian, chances are pretty darn good you’ll think of the lanky native New Yorker. He is, without question, the premier stand-up comedian in the entire universe today. And his sitcom, “Seinfeld,” was the premier television comedy for nine years running. If you’ve never seen him perform his unique brand of biting and insightful observational humor, you would be wise to get yourself over to your computer, laptop or hand-held device (although if you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’re connected to at least one of them at this very moment) and purchase tickets to his upcoming performance January 19, 2013 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. This show is one-night only and it will be filled with big laughs from the opening line to the closing bit. You’ll hear him talk about everything that everyone can related to, from the most insignificant details of daily life to parenting to the comfort foods we grew up with. What makes Seinfeld unique is that he’s able to take these mundane topics and add twists and turns to them that will make your sides split, your cheeks ache, and your knees sore from slapping them.
Seinfeld was recently profiled in the New York Times Magazine where he professed to still wanting to keep on performing even though he doesn’t need the money (duh!) and has accomplished just about everything one performer can accomplish in one’s life. In addition to the ridiculously successful sitcom, he starred in a documentary about himself (“Comedian”), he wrote and voiced an animated feature film (“Bee Movie”), and he produced a network television show (“Marriage Ref”). He continues to do stand-up comedy because he loves it. In fact, if he doesn’t perform for a week or two, he actually is subjected to withdrawal symptoms. What’s more, he even begins to feel rusty at his craft, which he has been polishing non-stop recently in preparation for his current tour, which will take him to 89 different locales, including New York City where he hasn’t appeared in a major venue since 1998. He’ll actually be appearing in each of the Big Apple’s five boroughs. (Barbra Streisand only performed in one—Brooklyn.) More information about Jerry Seinfeld’s upcoming star turn at the Times-Union Center is available at http://www.jaxevents.com/?event=jerry-seinfeld