August 11, 2015 |
During a recent interview Drew Carey, the former sitcom star, was asked why he doesn't do stand-up anymore. "It's too much heavy lifting," Carey admitted. There are former stand-ups who, like Carey, graduated to TV and never looked back, and then there are such entertainers as Jerry Seinfeld, who performed over the weekend at the sold-out Borgata. Seinfeld, 61, capped his hour-plus concert noting that he felt compelled to return to stand-up after his nine-season Seinfeld run. But the explanation was superfluous.
June 26, 2015 |
'Seinfeld'! All of 'Seinfeld'! Exult, all ye masters of your domains! As of Wednesday, all 180 episodes of the hallowed 1989-98 series Seinfeld will stream full-length on Hulu Plus. Hulu calls it, hilariously, the "Summer of George. " Arachnoid hero diversifies! Spider-Man is getting a new look, at least in the comics. Spidey has long been the alter ego of one Peter Parker , a white guy. But now meet Miles Morales , of Puerto Rican and African American descent.
November 8, 2014 |
Seinfeld on autism spectrum Jerry Seinfeld 's sitcom character isn't the most socially adept person, but was he really autistic? The comedian tells NBC's Brian Williams that in real life he may suffer from a mild form of autism. "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the [autism disorders] spectrum. " For one thing, he says, "basic social engagement is really a struggle. " Seinfeld, 60, who stars in the Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee , says, "I'm very literal.
July 17, 2014 |
Sex change: That's Ms. Thor to you, buddy! Good comic-book artists refresh their creations lest they become stale. So kudos to Marvel Comics, which is giving a serious face-lift to Thor, the character introduced in 1962 by creative genius Stan Lee with the help of scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby . A serious face-lift, indeed: The God of Thunder now is a woman. "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well, it's time to update that inscription," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement on Tuesday.
January 9, 2014 |
J ERRY SEINFELD and Larry David are reportedly teaming up on a new project, but try to curb your enthusiasm. They won't say what it is. The Los Angeles Times reports that Seinfeld mentioned the project in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A to plug his Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. " Asked about the most mundane thing David and Seinfeld ever obsessed over, Jerry replied: "We never obsess over anything that isn't mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling.
July 19, 2013 |
WHO SAYS all comedians have a sense of humor? Jerry Seinfeld, a huge Mets fan - his dog is named Jose, after former Mets star Jose Reyes - chastised New York fans for booing at opposing players during the All-Star Game at Citi Field. "This is one of the lowest moments of my lifetime of Mets fandom, when the Citi Field crowd was booing [players] that they see as rivals to their Mets team," Seinfeld told WFAN. "And I'm standing there, I was in shock. I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners.
January 31, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Ian Abercrombie, 77, the British character actor who played Elaine's demanding boss, Mr. Pitt, on "Seinfeld," died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his friend Cathy Lind Hayes. He suffered complications of kidney failure. As the eccentric Justin Pitt, Abercrombie appeared in seven episodes opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Elaine Benes in the high-rated sit-com. "I was a pain in the neck. I was a hypochondriac. I was many things, and I just made her life so miserable," Abercrombie said in a 1998 CNN interview.
April 22, 2011 |
D ONALD TRUMP , who seems to be mad at everybody these days, has added Jerry Seinfeld to his enemies list. Trump is angry because Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for son Eric Trump 's foundation, the New York Post reported yesterday. But is The Donald mad at The Jerry because he pulled out or because of why he pulled out? The benefit isn't until Sept. 13, so it's not as if Jerry left them in the lurch without a headliner - Trump has already gotten former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Bret Michaels to pinch hit. He did something worse.
January 10, 2011 |
YES, SOUP for you! Larry Thomas , who played the Soup Nazi on "Seinfeld," serves up soup from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the newly opened Doc's Gourmet Soup (169 W. Girard). Thomas, who you may also remember as the blackjack dealer in "Austin Powers," is proud of how closely identified he is with the Soup Nazi character. "I live in a community of journeymen, working actors who have been doing it for 30 years, like I have," Thomas says. "It's kinda cool to have something like that.
November 9, 2010 |
RESTAURATEUR Jolly Weldon was arraigned Friday on charges of making terroristic threats, stalking, harassment and reckless endangerment in an alleged dispute with ex-business partners in Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar (2006 Chestnut). According to a police report, on Sept. 8 Weldon threatened Timothy Smith , who owns the building, and two men physically restrained Weldon from attacking Smith outside the Center City piano lounge. Weldon also turned up at Smith's apartment the next day, according to police.