Start of the Journey
Seinfeld developed interest in stand-up acts during his term at the Queens College. Working in many of the college productions, he learned about developing the show content and enhanced his know-how about the technical requirements. After graduating from college in 1976, he took part in one of the open mic nights of Catch a Rising Star. Seinfeld earned applause for the quality of his material that led him to star in a HBO special. His performance on the show paved way for his future ventures and he became part of the television series, Benson.
With the start of the 80s, Seinfeld gathered more acting credits and made appearances in various stand-up shows. Among others, his performances on the shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman impressed a number of critics. Such appearances also introduced him to the regular viewers.
By the mid 80s, Jerry Seinfeld had earned a respectable status for himself in the industry. In 1988, together with the comedian Larry David, he created the sitcom, The Seinfeld Chronicles. The name of the show was shortened to Seinfeld and it became the most popular sitcom on television. Breaking the records of viewership and ratings, the show made Jerry Seinfeld known to the international viewers. The sitcom featured a number of television veterans and became a hit.
Jerry Seinfeld also earned strong critical praise for playing a caricature of himself on the show. His performance also won him many awards including a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. A variety of other cameos and television commercials boosted his image and he became one of the most demanded celebrities.
Shift of Focus
The sitcom ran for almost ten years and completed its successful nine seasons. After the show, Jerry Seinfeld shifted his focus from acting to live stand-up shows. With his famous comic routines, he toured around the US. His live shows were well received by the fans and witnessed mounting sales. Within a short time, Seinfeld became one of the most successful touring comics of the country. His comedy album, I’m Telling You for the Last Time also proved to be a commercial and critical success.
In 2002, Jerry Seinfeld was featured in the documentary based film, Comedian and he also did one of the commercials for Apple’s promotional campaign. A number of television projects coincided with his countrywide tours. In 2006, he also acted in one of the episodes of the popular television series, Saturday Night Live. In 2007 he appeared as one of the guests on the comedy show, 30 Rock. In the following year, his career reached new levels of success after he voiced the lead character in the famous film, Bee Movie. Besides consistent touring, the entire cast of the sitcom Seinfeld united in the HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Recently, Jerry Seinfeld has performed in various shows including The Jay Leno Show, The Howard Stern Show and The Daily Show. He also collaborated with the rapper Wale on two of his albums. His latest venture is the web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which is supported by the digital network called Crackle. In addition to his side projects, Seinfeld makes stops at various cities of the US for his live comedy shows. Attend one of his latest shows to spare some moments of fun for yourself.