Seinfeld Puts His Comedy Online... Slowly

Comedian concerned with 'portion control'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2011 11:55 AM CDT
In this photo released by CBS, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, left, joins host David Letterman on the set of "The Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday, Nov. 23. 2010, in New York.   (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

(Newser) – Jerry Seinfeld wants to give his stand up to the world—eventually. He’s gathered up more than 1,000 clips of his comedy for the new JerrySeinfeld.com site he’s launching Friday, but he only intends to release three of them a day. “I don’t want everything,” he explains to the New York Times. “Burger King now has a burger where you decide how many patties. How disgusting is that? That’s the problem right there. That’s the cultural moment that I am repudiating.”

Seinfeld says he’s launching the site because, at 57, he’s been contemplating his legacy. “I really thought, ‘Where’s my stuff going to be when I’m dead?’” Sure, most of it is online illegally, but “Who can go through the ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ catacombs of YouTube? It’s completely random.” He also added that he couldn’t ever imagine approaching a TV executive again. “If I have this idea for a TV show, I can just put it up on the Internet.” (Read more Jerry Seinfeld stories.)

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