Jerry Seinfeld to tell jokes that launched career in new Netflix special
Containing never-before-seen material such as Seinfeld's childhood videos, the special will feature the jokes 'that put him on the comedy map'
Jerry Seinfeld wants you to laugh so hard, you’ll stream.
Netflix announced on Tuesday that it will debut the comedian’s new stand-up special on Sept. 19. Titled Jerry Before Seinfeld, the hour-long special will feature Seinfeld telling the jokes “that put him on the comedy map,” from the stage of The Comic Strip, the New York City club that helped to kickstart his career. Jerry Before Seinfeld also will contain previously unreleased material, such as videos from his childhood and the legal pads that contain every joke he’s written since the mid-70s.
On a newly created Instagram account, Netflix Comedy, the streaming platform revealed clips from Seinfeld’s special — including the first joke he ever wrote:
The Instagram also includes some other jokes:
Earlier this year, Seinfeld was lured to the streaming service with a production deal that included a new home for his web-series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and a pair of stand-up specials. The Seinfeld co-creator and star also will help develop comedy programs for Netflix.
On Monday, Seinfeld shared a photo of himself with the late Jerry Lewis, noting that the pair filmed an episode of Comedians in Cars just a few months ago, and calling it a “comedy life moment.”