Commercials and Curb Your Enthusiasm are about as close to a Seinfeld revival as we’ll ever get, but in an age where new Twin Peaks graces Showtime, anything seems possible. In fact, giving Seinfeld the same eerie teaser as Twin Peaks’ return might just make the best case, in a new parody you have to see.
Seinfeld was no stranger to discarded episodes, but at least a few ideas were probably better off on the scrap heap. Writer-producers David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer reveal a few Seinfeld concepts that never made it past the writers room, including skeletons, a trip to Mexico, and a pretty literal twist on the Soup Nazi.
If you thought Netflix’s commitment to stand-up comedy was big before, between new specials for Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer, read the Sein. Not only has Jerry Seinfeld inked a deal for two new standup specials, but the entirety of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, past and future, will move to Netflix.
It’s the bugaboo that every comic who’s ever gripped a mic and squinted into the spotlight knows all too well: silence. You keep telling the jokes, and your best material isn’t getting a peep. The flop sweat starts to gather at the small of your back, and all of a sudden, you regret not taking the bottle of water they offered you backstage. The colloquial turn is ‘choking’ or ‘bombing,’ and it happens to the best of the best. They admit as much themselves in the new trailer for the upcoming stand-up documentary Dying Laughing; all the Emmys in the world can’t protect the biggest talents in the world from an occasional nuclear-class bombing, and the upcoming doc captures all the agony and ecstasy of life in comedy.
Looks like this year will be the year of the comeback for many comedians and actors...and singer. Think about it: Madonna is the half-time show, Matthew Brodrick is the in the new Honda commercial. And now...Jerry Seinfeld is in the new Acura NSX commercial...
Jerry Seinfeld is hitting the road doing what he does best... Stand-up Comedy.
The show rolls through Shreveport and the Municipal Auditorium on March 22, 2012. Tickets don't even go on sale until this Friday, the 16th.