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Review: Jerry Seinfeld’s “I’m Telling You For the Last Time”

This content of this post originally appeared in the “JNL” section of the Janesville Gazette.

Jerry Seinfeld is back, after the culmination of his hit TV show, with this recording of his Broadway show. He pokes fun at life’s little quirks and discusses important topics, from McDonald’s to skydiving. In this, Seinfeld’s first comedy album, he keeps the audience in stitches 70-plus minutes, all the way from the bit about cell phones to the Q & A at the end, where he takes questions from the audience.

“Did you ever notice…?” Jerry Seinfeld is famous for using this phrase before launching into an amusing tirade about daily life. For example, he talks about McDonald‘s and how no one really cares anymore how many burgers they have sold.

Seinfeld recalls from his childhood being influenced by the likes of Bill Cosby and Robert Klein. He explains that he chose to be a comedian because, if you do it right, you can reach the audience on an intimate level, where you
could otherwise not even get near.

You may recognize various parts of the comedy from the television show, most likely some of the things about Superman. Other parts of the comedy act are drawn from his childhood, when everything was up. Wait up, hold up,
I’ll clean up.

There were a couple things I noticed that could have been improved upon. Even though there was not too much profanity, barely any, all of it is used within the space of five to 10 minutes, one right after the other. But 20 out of 21 tracks — that’s about 72 out of 76 minutes — were completely appropriate for all ages.

Seinfeld makes you laugh out loud and leaves you with lots of jokes to pass on to your friends. He has a way about him that makes anything he says seem humorous, probably because it all is.

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