WHO IS HE: Before he became a household name in the 1990s, Jerry Seinfeld was a hard-working stand-up comedian from Long Island whose down to earth, observational humor was instantly relatable. Seinfeld made his first appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1981 and his career took off. He became a frequent guest on the show along with the other talk shows such as “Late Night with David Letterman” and “The Merv Griffin Show.” Seinfeld created the hilarious hit television show that bore his name along with fellow comic Larry David in 1989. Initial ratings for the show were not good, but by its fourth season, “Seinfeld” was the most popular and successful show on television. It received numerous Emmy awards and left the air while still on top in 1998. The show still airs heavily in syndication.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Seinfeld’s ability to take simple, everyday anomalies of life and turn them into side-splitting comedy routines has made him a star. After experiencing such massive success with his hit television show, many expected Seinfeld to try to duplicate it. Instead, he retreated back into the world of stand-up comedy, which was his first love. Seinfeld is an absolute master on stage and still puts the same sort of enthusiasm into every performance, despite the fact that he is now a legend and has nothing left to prove.
WHAT’S NEW: In 2013, Seinfeld was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $95, $135 and $155, and the show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Event Center