Two great shows set to merge
Without a doubt, Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom ever made. Many moons ago, we rated it our number one. So it was with an excited quivering hand and a strange sick/elated feeling deep within our loins that we heard news of an intriguing reunion, all set to take place during series seven of Curb Your Enthusiasm – which, by the way, would probably rank around five or six in our favourite comedy shows ever. Hence this is astonishingly good news indeed, and we’ve pretty much been squealing with delight ever since we first caught wind. The premise appears to be that Larry David will spend a big portion of the next season attempting to get the cast to agree to a reunion, which, of course, would be great. Especially for Jason Alexander – the little man who played the wonderful George Costanza – and Michael Richards (Kramer), both of whom have enjoyed little success since the show finished over ten years ago. Richards did enjoy a brief moment in the sunshine when he decided to stop telling jokes and started shouting racist insults at a couple of confused black gentlemen in the middle of a comedy routine, but Alexander hasn’t been quite so fortunate. Meanwhile, Jerry and Julia Louis Dreyfus have kind of been okay, despite the so-called Seinfeld Curse.
The show airs in September in America, which means we’ll probably get it next year or something. Can’t wait.
Garry Shandling, Stand Up
Jerry Stiller, father of Ben, turns a whopping 82 today. He’s had quite a life. As mentioned, he sired Ben Stiller – a man who still has it in him to be funny, he just needs to step away from the Gervais – he’s also played Frank to George Constanza in Seinfeld, making up probably the best sitcom father/son pairing of all time. And that includes David Schwimmer and Elliott Gould in Friends. Hence, we knew we simply had to buy him a gift. We sat on a tube, talking loudly across a carriage, discussing what to get the man who has everything, before it boiled down to a toss up between a DVD of Ricky Gervais delivering a very boring lecture about animals, or a clip of an actual stand up comic being funny, even though he’s not Ricky Gervais. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Jerry!
Jerry Seinfeld Stand-up in New York
Boy, what a day for birthdays – it’s off the hook! Great tennis athlete Andre Agassi, beauties Uma Thurman and Michelle Pfeiffer, the amazing Daniel Day-Lewis, our fifth favourite actor of all time. Only one man could trump such a marvelous group, and that man is Jerry Seinfeld – creator of the second greatest TV show ever, Seinfeld. He’s had one heck of a ride, as he turns a very demure 55. He’s sat in coffee shops, he’s wrestled bread from the arms of old women, he’s been there, touched that, jiggled those, and licked them. What a guy. Hence we had to get him a present. After a furious debate in the middle of Topshop, it boiled down to a toss up between a teaspoon with a picture of a funny dog on it, or a clip of his very own stand-up routine. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Jerry Seinfeld!