Jerry Seinfeld

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Thoughts on Political Correctness

As in, she thinks it's 'fantastic'

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld recently made headlines with his comments on political correctness—or, as he called it, "PC crap" —and his belief that it's destroying comedy. His Seinfeld co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is now making her own comments on the matter—and while she didn't directly address Seinfeld...

Jerry Seinfeld Keeps Saying Controversial Stuff

His latest? He misses 'dominant masculinity'

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld's still talking, and the things he's saying are still making headlines . The latest? The 70-year-old comedian longs for the good old days of society having an established hierarchy (and "real men"). His comments came during an appearance on the Honestly With Bari Weiss podcast,...

Seinfeld Responds to Pro-Palestinian Heckler at His Show

Comedian at one point said he liked it 'when the Jew-haters spice up the show'

(Newser) - Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up performance in Virginia Saturday night, as controversy continues to swirl around the comedian and ardent Israel supporter. Seinfeld's 7:30pm set at Norfolk's Chrysler Hall was interrupted at least six times, by the count of one attendee who spoke to 13...

Seinfeld's Wife Speaks Out on Duke Commencement Speech

She praises 'amazing crowd' that booed pro-Palestinian protesters as they walked out

(Newser) - Jessica Seinfeld is praising the "amazing crowd" of Duke University students who stayed put as dozens of others walked out on Sunday to protest her husband's commencement speech. In a post on Instagram , Jessica Seinfeld said a "small group" of protesters "tried to interrupt" Jerry Seinfeld'...

Seinfeld Speaks at Duke Graduation, Leading to Walkout

Comedian has voiced support for Israel

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld has made his support for Israel clear, and as such, some of Duke University's recent graduates were unhappy that the comedian was chosen as this year's commencement speaker. Social media videos (see one example at Fox News ) show a group of students carrying Palestinian flags...

Seinfeld: 'Extreme Left' and 'PC Crap' Are Marring Comedy
Talks 'PC Crap,'
Pop-Tarts, and
His 'Favorite Human'

Seinfeld Talks 'PC Crap,' Pop-Tarts, and His 'Favorite Human'

Comedian chats with 'New Yorker' about his beef with the 'extreme left' and much more

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld's new film, Unfrosted, an origin story for Pop-Tarts, begins streaming Friday on Netflix. But the 70-year-old Seinfeld creator is making headlines this week not for that project, but for what he has to say about the state of comedy. Per the Hill , Seinfeld appeared on the New ...

Moviemaker Seinfeld: 'The Movie Business Is Over'

The comedian did just make a movie in spite of that

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld has done a lot of things, but he hadn't, until recently, made a feature film. As he explains in an interview with GQ , the making of Unfrosted, the upcoming Netflix movie about the creation of Pop-Tarts that he directed, was quite an experience for him. "These...

Reboot? Louis-Dreyfus Can't Explain Seinfeld's 'Secret'

'Elaine' says she hasn't heard about a possible reunion related to the show's 1998 finale

(Newser) - If Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David are indeed cooking up some kind of Seinfeld reboot, they apparently haven't filled in Julia Louis-Dreyfus. "Yeah, I just saw [that news]," the actor who played Elaine tells the Guardian , referring to cryptic comments made by Seinfeld. "And I don'...

Jerry Seinfeld's Fake Porsche Problem Is Resolved

Comedian has settled 2 lawsuits related to sale of $1.5M Carrera Speedster

(Newser) - Update: Jerry Seinfeld has settled a lawsuit accusing him of selling a counterfeit Porsche and another suit aimed at the dealer from which he purchased the classic car. Fica Frio Ltd. first raised the alarm about the 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster, said to have been the only one factory-made in...

Here's When Seinfeld Is Arriving on Netflix

All 180 episodes will be available Oct. 1

(Newser) - Seinfeld fans with Netflix subscriptions might want to clear their calendars for October—the streaming giant says all 180 episodes will be available starting on Oct. 1. Netflix, which signed a five-year deal for the episodes in 2019, announced the launch date for "2021's hottest new show ... well...

Essayist Declares NYC Dead, and Seinfeld Isn't Having It

Comedian unloads on opinion piece that went viral

(Newser) - Earlier this month, an opinion piece by comedy club owner James Altucher went viral after declaring that "New York City is dead forever." In the New York Times , Jerry Seinfeld has responded with a scathing op-ed in defense of his adopted hometown. Yes, "this is one of...

Here's How Much Seinfeld, Larry David Made on Netflix Deal

9 figures each, sources say

(Newser) - Seinfeld is heading to Netflix , and its creators are reportedly a lot richer thanks to the streaming deal. Sources tell the Wrap that Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David will each make nine figures, with one saying they'll get $100 million to $125 million each and another saying the amounts...

Comedian in Car Dispute Getting Sued

Buyer of Jerry Seinfeld's $1.54M Porsche says it is 'not authentic'

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld says it's a lawsuit about nothing, but the comedian is being sued by the buyer who plunked down $1.54 million on his 1958 Porsche Carrera Speedster and now claims he "misrepresented" the car's provenance. In addition, Fica Frio Ltd. claims that Seinfeld reneged on...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Twain Prize, Takes Kavanaugh Shot

Actress went to same high school as Christine Blasey Ford

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld,...

SNL Goes Out With Cameo-Clogged Finale

Tina Fey guest-hosted, brought a lot of her friends

(Newser) - The only room with as many celebrities as Windsor Castle on Saturday was the Saturday Night Live studio, which saw alum Tina Fey return for the season finale—along with perhaps every single one of her friends, reports Variety . Fey opened with a monologue in which she announced she'd...

Jerry Seinfeld Gets Sued Over Comedians in Cars

Producer says he had the original idea

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld has another successful show on his hands, and TMZ reports that he's just been sued over it. The gossip site says that producer Christian Charles claims to have pitched the idea for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to Seinfeld back in 2002, then worked with Seinfeld on...

Seinfeld Explains That Non-Hug
Seinfeld Explains
That Non-Hug

Seinfeld Explains That Non-Hug

'I'm 63, I don't know every pop star'

(Newser) - It was a hug fail worthy of a Seinfeld episode , and now Jerry Seinfeld himself is explaining what happened. "I'm 63, I don’t know every pop star," he tells Extra of an awkward encounter with Kesha in which he rebuffed her requests for a hug while...

Jerry Seinfeld Has an Extremely Awkward Non-Hug

Poor Kesha

(Newser) - No means no, Kesha. At an event in Washington, DC, on Monday, the singer ran up to Jerry Seinfeld as he was giving an interview and very persistently asked for a hug, per E! News . "I'm Kesha! I love you so much. Can I give you a hug?"...

Seinfeld Is Moving Over to Netflix
Seinfeld Is
Moving Over
to Netflix

Seinfeld Is Moving Over to Netflix

'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' will leave Crackle

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Netflix. His talk series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which had been streaming on Sony's Crackle service, will move to Netflix with 24 new episodes starting late this year, Variety reports. Netflix will also get exclusive rights to the first 59 episodes of the...

Last 2 Times Steve Martin Did Stand-Up: Yesterday, 1981

Surprise set came before Jerry Seinfeld's show

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld did the second show of his residency at New York's Beacon Theatre Thursday night, and his opener was none other than Steve Martin—who hasn't performed stand-up in 35 years. Writing for Vulture , Jesse David Fox says the moment was one of the biggest thrills of...

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