Jerry Seinfeld usually drops in at New York City comedy clubs in the days leading up to his appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, so he can work out the kinks of what he’ll joke about during a stand-up set or even on panel chat with Letterman.
But Seinfeld hasn’t performed a headlining gig in the city since 1998, when he recorded a Broadway run of “I’m Telling You for the Last Time.”
He’ll make up for that to all New Yorkers this fall when he, along with Colin Quinn (whom Seinfeld directed on Broadway in Quinn’s most recent HBO special, “Long Story Short”), put on a stand-up comedy tour that hits all five of New York City’s boroughs over the course of five Thursdays in October and November. Quinn already has begun working out the kinks in his next one-man show with sessions in front of live audiences at The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City, Queens.
In a statement first published in Playbill, Seinfeld said: “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. I’m so excited to perform a special series of shows for my beloved home town.”
Tickets for all five shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. July 30.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 — The Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway
Tickets are available online at www.BeaconTheatre.com or (866) 858-0008
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 — Lehman Concert Hall, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W.
Tickets are available online at www.LehmanCenter.org or (718) 960-8833
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 — The Colden Auditorium at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Tickets are available online at www.KupferbergCenter.org or (718) 793-8080
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 — The St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St.
Tickets are available online at www.TicketMaster.com or (718) 442-2900
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 — The Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road
Tickets are available online at www.BrooklynCenter.com or (718) 951-4500