The stars from the beloved show about nothing are getting together for a fundraiser — about something.
The team behind Seinfeld will reunite Friday in hopes of helping to turn Texas blue. Stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander — who famously played Elaine Benes and George Costanza, respectively, on the iconic ’90s NBC sitcom — are reuniting with Seinfeld creator Larry David for a “Fundraiser About Something” to benefit the Texas Democratic Party.
The virtual reunion — which will be livestreamed once on Friday at 7 p.m. CT, with a VIP reception kicking off at 6:30 p.m. CT — will be moderated by Late Night host and Seinfeld fan Seth Meyers, and will feature Louis-Dreyfus, Alexander and David discussing behind-the-scenes stories from their favorite episodes. Former Seinfeld writer-producer and Veep showrunner David Mandel (who wrote the Newman ad with Wayne Knight reprising his postman character that recently went viral) is also working on the reunion, which promises special guests and surprises. A donation of any amount is required to gain access to the special event at txdem.co/Something.
The Seinfeld reunion — which also comes on the heels of President Trump’s dancing going viral over comparisons to Elaine’s famously awkward moves (“First he stole all of Veep. Now he’s stealing from Seinfeld,” quipped Louis-Dreyfus) — is the latest initiative for the members of the group, who have individually been lending their names and talents to social impact initiatives to help bring awareness to down-ballot races and get out the vote ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Louis-Dreyfus, who hosted the final night of the Democratic National Convention, most recently participated in a Veep cast reunion with Mandel to benefit Wisconsin Democrats (another mini-Veep reunion is taking place Thursday to benefit the North Carolina Senate Democratic candidates).
“Texas is a battleground state, period. We knew that we had to reunite for something special and the movement on the ground for Texas Democrats up and down the ballot is the perfect opportunity to do just that,” said Louis-Dreyfus, Alexander and David in a joint statement about the Seinfeld reunion. “Texans are getting out to vote in droves and showing the world that Texas has never been a red state, it’s been a non-voting state. We couldn’t be more thrilled to host a ‘fundraiser about something’ for a terrific organization like the Texas Democratic Party, who are building the movement necessary to turn Texas blue in 14 days.”
Members of the cast of Seinfeld know that “it’s all hands on deck to turn Texas blue,” reads the release about the event, which cites the possible swing state’s massive early voting turnout.
“The Texas Democratic Party could not be more thrilled or excited to have the cast of Seinfeld reunite for the cause to turn Texas blue,” says Texas Democratic Party chair Gilberto Hinojosa. “Texas Democrats are rising. This is our moment. With unprecedented turnout the first week of early voting and with our talented, diverse staff, we have created the infrastructure necessary to flip Texas. Everything is on the line. If we win Texas, we change the face of American politics for a generation. Because of your work, we will win the White House, take out John Cornyn, flip several Congressional seats, take back the Texas House and win hundreds of local elections across the state. Our time is now. We need all hands on deck to get the job done.”
The Seinfeld reunion is set to be a treat for fans. Not since the 2009 finale of David’s HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm has the cast reunited (the episode featured the original cast of Louis-Dreyfus, Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards and revolved around a fictional Seinfeld reunion show) since going off the air with its much-discussed finale in 1998 and after nine acclaimed seasons.