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The acclaimed comedian and Seinfeld co-creator signed a massive deal with the streaming giant in January that included two stand-up specials and 24 new episodes of his Emmy-nominated talk show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The deal, which will also see old episodes of Comedians moving from Crackle to Netflix, kicks off later this year.
Ahead of that, Netflix has slated Seinfeld’s first stand-up special for the streamer to launch worldwide Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The hourlong special, titled Jerry Before Seinfeld, will see the comedian return to New York City’s famed The Comic Strip — the club that helped launch his career. The set will be interspersed with never-before-seen material, including an extensive library of legal pads containing every joke Seinfeld has written since 1975 as well as childhood videos. As part of his set, Seinfeld will perform the jokes that helped ignite his career.
Seinfeld is one of a slew of A-list comedians who have been lured to Netflix for stand-up specials as the streaming giant competes against long-established homes for stand-up specials like HBO and Comedy Central. They include Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Kevin James, Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan, among many others.
?As part of the release date announcement, Netflix on Tuesday unveiled several videos from the special on Instagram, as well as up-close looks at Seinfeld’s material.
Watch two of the videos below.
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