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Jerry Seinfeld performed a few minutes of his stand-up set on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night. He’s gearing up for his yearlong residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre that begins on Thursday.
Seinfeld talked about the perceived weight problem in America — which he doesn’t believe in — and then went on to make a variety of food-related jokes. He started out by making fun of the term “donut holes.”
“You can’t sell people holes. A hole does not exist! Words have meanings,” said the comedian. “If they were really donut holes, the bag would be empty.” His suggestion was calling them “donut plugs,” instead.
Next up was a mockery of buffets, which Seinfeld said fascinate him.
“There’s something about it that breaks down the mind, reason, judgment, portion sizes, combinations,” said Seinfeld. “Nobody would go into a restaurant and say to the waiter, ‘I want a yogurt parfait, spareribs, a waffle, four cookies and an egg-white omelette.’ People build these death-row last-meal wish lists — it’s like a working model of all of their emotional issues and personal needs.”
Watch to see Seinfeld’s stand-up below, including his opinion on Swanson’s Hungry-Man TV dinners.
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