This is the holding home page for Jerry Seinfeld's personal site, set to debut on May 6, 2011.


Why wait so long to have his own page online? Here's what Seinfeld, now 57, told The New York Times:

“I really thought, ‘Where’s my stuff going to be when I’m dead?’ Is it just gone for all time? Who could sift through it? I thought, I should filter this out and be the judge of what I thought was good.”

And so he has. Each day, the site will offer a selection of three old video clips hand-picked by Seinfeld, plus links to his tour dates and a mission statement.

Speaking of old video clips, here is perhaps the earliest, from his 1977 appearance on a show called Celebrity Cabaret. Coincidentally, the clip features the joke Seinfeld talks about in the new HBO special Talking Funny with Chris Rock, Louis CK and Ricky Gervais — the joke about the Roosevelt Island tram and how Seinfeld imagined NYC next building a rollercoaster in "the ghetto."

Roll it.