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Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage at the comedy club where he began his career to recount his early life.

Director:

Michael Bonfiglio

Writer:

Jerry Seinfeld
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Self
Jimmy Brogan ... Self - Special Guest
Mark Schiff ... Self - Special Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Liebling Carolyn Liebling ... Self - Jerry's Sister (archive footage)
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Storyline

Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip in New York City for a stand-up set at the club that helped launched his career. Interspersed with never-before-seen material -- including a library of legal pads with every joke he's written since 1975, childhood videos, and more -- Jerry performs jokes that put him on the comedy map. Written by Netflix

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Comedy

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Michael Bonfiglio was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special category for Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017), but lost to Glenn Weiss for The Oscars (2018). See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: I was SO nervous that night, because I was showing them this whole side of myself. It was like my little gay closet moment, ya know, where I had to say, "Mom, dad, I don't know how to tell you this, but I'm a funny person. And, uh, I don't wanna be ashamed of it any more, and I wanna lead a funny life style, now. I wanna be with other funny people, I wanna have breakfast at two in the afternoon."
Jerry Seinfeld: And the other thing was meeting girls - in the bar, out there. That was a new thing, to, because ...
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References Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

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Pre-Jerry
22 May 2018 | by NikkoFrancoSee all my reviews

People who are expecting new material will be disappointed. The title says it all. These are glimpses or insights into a part of Jerry before he became THE SEINFELD. It is shown in fragments of him on stage as well providing us reels of him as a child, how his family is, just a normal kid. Perhaps it will be easier for the new viewer not to take things too literally and get to know him a bit. Which is the purpose of this docuspecial anyways. It is interesting to take into account that Jerry the normal kid became such a megacomedian if say you want to compare him to other superstar comedians who came from the slums, poverty and the likes. His normalcy gave him an edge, clean cut you may say but a funny genius nonetheless.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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