Jerry Seinfeld Debuts 5 Minutes of New Material on 'Late Show'(Video)

Jerry Seinfeld - TV Still: David Letterman - H - 2011
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Jokes about beverages, littering and death beds filled his set.

Hydrating. The temperature of beer. "Hands-free" living. The art of littering at a movie theater.

Those are some of the "topics about nothing" that filled Jerry Seinfeld's surprise five-minute set of new comedy material performed Thursday night on Late Show With David Letterman.

The performance caps a nice run for the long-running CBS talk show. Last week was the first time Late Show beat ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the ratings since the latter debuted in the 11:35 p.m. slot in January. The ratings surge -- Letterman averaged 3.4 million total viewers to Kimmel's 2.5 million -- is largely credited to a heavy marketing push during the Feb. 3 Super Bowl.