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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Seinfeld humor, Jan. 14 2003
This review is from: Jerry Seinfeld Live on Broadway: I'm Telling You for the Last Time (VHS Tape)
Jerry Seinfeld is just plain funny, although his brand of humor probably doesn't appeal to some people. He uses some of the most mundane things in life for his material, yet I somehow consider him to possess an intellectual sort of humor. The Seinfeld you get in this performance is basically the same Seinfeld Americans laughed with on television for nine years. A lot of the jokes are familiar, and even those that aren't tend to sound as if they are. I don't think every joke was delivered perfectly in this show, but the consistency of the humor from start to finish is undeniable. The opening is a pretty good one, featuring Seinfeld burying all of his old comedy material in a coffin while some of comedy's big names mourn their loss. Onstage, he jokes about a myriad of topics including airport security, New York cab drivers, old folks in Florida, grocery stores, doctors and medicine, horses, etc. Naturally, there is some material on men and women and the differences between them. While there are a couple of jokes with a somewhat mature theme, by and large Seinfeld's comedy can be enjoyed by young and old alike. The segment about trick-or-treating as a kid and being driven by a constant need for candy would be my pick of the litter in terms of inherent laughs.
It really doesn't matter that much if you've already heard these jokes along the way-who hasn't heard the infomercial/Ginsu knife bit before? Seinfeld's delivery makes you want to laugh no matter what. I was a little surprised at the end, though. I was expecting a big joke to end the night with, and then out of the blue Seinfeld thanked the audience and wandered offstage. Naturally, he does make an encore appearance, this type agreeing to answer questions hurled at him from the audience. I enjoyed this segment to some degree, but it wasn't as funny as a few more minutes of scripted comedy would have been. It also seemed rather choppy because it necessarily had to have some filler and dead spots edited out for continuity.
This one is really pretty simple: if you were a fan of Seinfeld's television show and delight in his quirky kind of humor, you will certainly enjoy this tape and will no doubt want to watch it on more than one occasion.
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