The Netflix special debuts Sept. 19
For his first Netflix stand-up special, Jerry Seinfeld is going back to where it all started.
In Jerry Before Seinfeld, the comedian ventures back to The Comic Strip in New York City for a set in which he’ll give a fresh perspective to the old jokes that he told to help launch his career. The hour-long special also boasts previously unseen material, including childhood videos and the legal pads he’s been writing jokes on since 1975.
Netflix just released a first look at Jerry Before Seinfeld (above), where you can see him riffing on growing up on Long Island, growing up in the ’60s, and, sure, Cookie Crisp.
“Would I have been funnier if I grew up in Peoria in a whorehouse raised by prostitutes? Absolutely,” says Seinfeld, showing off his old neighborhood. “But this is what I had to work with.”
Jerry Before Seinfeld, the first of two Seinfeld stand-up specials coming to Netflix, starts streaming on Sept. 19.