Jerry Seinfeld Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th January 2017

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld is teaming up with Netflix bosses for two forthcoming stand-up comedy specials. The first exclusive special will premiere via the streaming service towards the end of 2017.


19th September 2016

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld attended his first Emmy Awards ceremony in 19 years on Sunday (18Sep16). The former Seinfeld star was up for an Outstanding Variety Talk Series trophy for his popular webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but lost out on the prize to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.


19th October 2015

Fact: Funnymen Bill Murray, Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Kimmel got serious on Sunday night (18Oct15) in New York as their baseball teams clashed at Citi Field. Murray was there to cheer on his beloved Chicago Clubs, while New York Mets fan Kimmel threw out the opening pitch and Seinfeld cheered on the home team from the stands. The Mets won 4-1 to go 2-0 up in the National League Championship Series. The winner of the best-of-seven games will go on to play either the Toronto Blue Jays or the Kansas City Royals for the 2015 World Series.


30th September 2015

Fact: Katy Perry, Sting and comedian Jerry Seinfeld are set to perform at the Change Begins Within benefit concert for director David Lynch's charity. The show, which will raise money for the foundation's transcendental meditation drive in New York, will take place at Carnegie Hall in the Big Apple on 4 November (15).


22nd July 2015

Fact: Actress Hilary Swank was a surprise guest star in a recent episode of Jerry Seinfeld's quirky Internet show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee when she was caught pulling out into traffic as the comedian and his guest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, were driving past in a vintage Aston Martin. Swank joked that the former Seinfeld stars were not being very low-key in their mode of transport.


27th May 2015

Fact: Comedians and SEINFELD co-stars Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are teaming up again for an episode of his hit Internet series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The Veep star, who played Elaine in the beloved sitcom, will be one of Seinfeld's guests on the upcoming series of the quirky chat show. The former castmates recently teamed up to appear on the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman.


21st May 2015

Fact: Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey were among the comedy heavyweights who joined David Letterman for his final The Late Show on Wednesday night (20May15). The stars teamed up to note the things they wish they had said to the retiring host as part of his final Top 10 list. Rockers the Foo Fighters were Letterman's final musical guests - they performed Everlong, the track the group played on The Late Show in 2000, when the host returned to the programme after heart surgery.


21st May 2015

Fact: Funnymen Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey are among the celebrities who were spotted filing into the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for what will be David Letterman's final The Late Show on Wednesday (20May15). The Foo Fighters have confirmed they'll be the retiring late-night show host's final musical guests in a tweet to fans, which reads: "Final time on this stage...#ThanksDave @Letterman."


15th February 2015

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has teamed up with old pal Colin Quinn for a new web series about the development of a Tv police drama. Quinn will direct and star in Cop Show, which will debut online this spring (15) and Seinfeld will appear in one of the project's eight episodes. Fellow comedians Jim Norton, Jim Gaffigan and Amy Schumer will also appear in the "brave, bold new show".


2nd January 2014

Fact: The owners of the iconic diner featured in beloved U.S. sitcom Seinfeld have allowed cameras to turn on them once again, in a new film, titled Tom's Restaurant: A Documentary About Nothing Everything. The New York City eatery served as the exterior for the restaurant which Jerry Seinfeld and his pals frequented throughout the nine seasons of the series.


11th October 2013

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld played cooking assistant for his chef wife Jessica on Thursday (10Oct13) as they demonstrated new recipes from her latest collection, The Can't Cook Book, during an appearance on U.S. Tv show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.


12th July 2013

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld has topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning U.S. comics for a third consecutive year. The 59 year old earned $32 million (£20.6 million) in 2012 thanks to Tv syndication royalties and his stand-up tour dates. America's Got Talent star Terry Fator was second ($24 million/£15.4 million), while Russell Peters came in third place ($21 million/£13.5 million).


30th April 2013

Fact: Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld celebrated his birthday with a star-studded party at Carbone restaurant in New York City on Sunday (28Apr13). The comedian, who turned 59 on Monday (29Apr13), dined with pals including Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher, and Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick.


17th December 2012

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is sporting a new injury - he was spotted with a cast on his left leg while he sat courtside at the Barclays Center in New York on Friday (14Dec12). However, the star didn't let his health issue get in the way of the basketball - he cheered on his home team the Brooklyn Nets as they triumphed against the Detroit Pistons, 107-105.


5th July 2012

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld has recruited former Seinfeld sidekicks Larry David and Michael Richards for a new Internet comedy show, titled Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The new web show, which debuts on Crackle.com on 19 July (12), also features hilarious back-seat encounters between Seinfeld and stars like Ricky Gervais and Alec Baldwin.


9th May 2011

Quote: "I don't really (watch Seinfeld). In fact, I don't at all. As much as I enjoy the humour of it, it kind of reminds me of how hard it was to do. I can't seem to get that part out of my head and just enjoy the show, but I'm working on it because I would like to watch them more. When I watch them, I see my face, and I see how I was struggling." Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld turns off the TV when his famous sitcom airs.


18th April 2011

Fact: Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock have filmed a comedy summit, during which the trio discusses the state of the genre. Talking Funny will air in America on 22 April (11).


11th February 2011

Quote: "Had a chat with Jerry Seinfeld. We were talking about cultural reference changes for his London gigs, and halfway through he panicked and said, 'How do I know you're not stitching me up, and I'll be saying the most offensive things?' I'm getting a bad reputation." Funnyman Ricky Gervais had to convince JERRY SEINFELD to trust him after his jibes at celebrities while presenting the Golden Globes.


28th January 2011

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld's Broadway comedy starring Colin Quinn is proving to be a big hit in the U.S. - producers have extended its run from January to March (11), and now the show is headed to the small screen. COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT is scheduled to broadcast in America in April (11).


17th December 2010

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is to perform his first stand-up show in Britain since 1998. He has signed up for a one-off performance at London's O2 Arena on 3 June (11).


24th November 2010

Fact: Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld thrilled audiences at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York on Monday (22Nov10) by delivering a surprise stand-up set.


14th July 2010

Quote: "Who else could be a memorable character on a television show without actually appearing on the show? You felt George even though he wasn't there. That's how huge a force of personality he was." Jerry Seinfeld pays tribute to late New York Yankees boss GEORGE STEINBRENNER, who died on Tuesday (13Jul10). The sports owner was a character on sitcom Seinfeld.


23rd June 2010

Quote: "This woman’s a jerk. I hate her. I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for. You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in right now?" Comedian Jerry Seinfeld jokes about Lady GaGa getting upgraded to his vacant private box at a recent New York Mets baseball game.


16th June 2010

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld's wife JESSICA has donated the $100 (£66.67) court costs she received after winning a legal battle with a rival food author to charity. Jessica received the money after a judge ruled she did not steal cookbook ideas from Missy Chase Lapine and she handed the sum to Feeding America to provide meals for needy families.


8th June 2010

Fact: JERRY Seinfeld and Larry David's hit 1990s sitcom SEINFELD is officially the most profitable half-hour TV series in history - 12 years after the show ended. The comedy, currently in syndication, has made $2.7 billion since it went off air in 1998.


13th May 2010

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld is digging deep to aid the flood relief efforts in Tennessee - the TV star is donating all the proceeds from his Nashville show on Friday (14May10) to help the clean-up operation.


16th February 2010

Fact: Veteran actress Marlo Thomas is set to bring together the childhood memories of stars including Jerry Seinfeld and U.S. talk show host Jon Stewart for a new book. The 72 year old is putting together a memoir of her own early years, titled Growing Up Laughing, and she's also including contributions from the "star entertainer friends" of her father, comedian Danny Thomas.


10th February 2010

Quote: "If I were younger, I'd have six kids by now. I love it. I love having a family and kids and all the madness. There is no aspect of it I don't like. Even when it's horrible, I love it. I didn't realise how tired of single life I was and how ready I was for married life". Comic Jerry Seinfeld, who got married at 44 and had the first of three children at 45, wishes he had settled down earlier.


31st August 2009

Fact: One vital piece of the Seinfeld set was missing when the cast reunited for a five-episode arc on co-creator Larry David's comedy show Curb Your Enthusiasm - Jerry Seinfeld removed the door to his namesake character's apartment when the sitcom ended in 1998 and took it home as a souvenir.


21st August 2009

Fact: Veteran U.S. comic BILL CROSBY will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on 26 October (09). He will be handed the honour by fellow sit-com legend Jerry Seinfeld.


20th August 2009

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld will lead the salutes to Bill Cosby when the veteran funnyman is honoured with America's top humour prize on 26 October (09). Cosby will be the 2009 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and he'll be fated with a gala evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Seinfeld will be joined by Chris Rock and Cosby's The Cosby Show co-stars Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.


21st August 2008

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld will appear alongside Bill Gates in a TV commercial advertising the mogul's company, Microsoft. The comedian will reportedly receive $10 million (GBP5 million) for appearing in the $300 million (GBP150 million) campaign.


25th June 2008

Fact: Jerry Seinfeld wrote comedian George Carlin's eulogy in Tuesday's (24Jun08) New York Times newspaper. Carlin died following a heart attack on Sunday (22Jun08).


11th February 2008

Quote: "I'm old, I'm rich and I'm tired." Comedian Jerry Seinfeld knows when it's time to bow out of showbiz gracefully.


11th December 2007

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and actress Renee Zellweger dressed up as bees - complete with fluffy wigs - to promote their new film, BEE MOVIE, when they appeared on German TV show WETTEN, DAS...? (Want to bet that?) on Monday (10Dec07).


10th December 2007

Quote: "The presidential system stinks... We could have a benevolent dictator. Even that would be better than having what we've got right now." Comedian Jerry Seinfeld isn't a fan of U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH.


20th November 2007

Quote: "Have you ever run a marathon? Its 26.2 miles. So to ask Jerry Seinfeld today whether he's interested in doing a sequel is like asking someone who has just crossed the finished line in a marathon whether they wanted to run again." Dreamworks SKG boss Jeffrey Katzenberg on asking funnyman JERRY SEINFELD if he'll consider making a sequel to animated hit BEE MOVIE.


2nd November 2007

Quote: "I stalked her for a very long time, very quietly, very gently. I would show up at places where she was. I wanted her so bad for this movie." Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was determined to cast Hollywood actress RENEE ZELLWEGGER in his film BEE MOVIE.


21st October 2007

Quote: "I don't think it's true that humour is one of the most important things to women. Or I would have been much more successful with women." Jerry Seinfeld bemoans his lack of female companions in his single days.


18th October 2007

Fact: Oprah Winfrey received a lavish gift from comedian Jerry Seinfeld'S wife JENNIFER as a thank you for appearing on her show. The gift? 21 pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes, costing anything up to $1200 (GBP600) a pair.


17th October 2007

Fact: Comic Jerry Seinfeld's chef wife JESSICA was so pleased with a recent appearance on Oprah Winfrey's talk show to promote her new book, DECEPTIVELY DELICIOUS, she sent the media mogul $18,000 (GBP9,000) worth of designer shoes.


2nd October 2007

Fact: Alec Baldwin's father was a football coach at comedian Jerry Seinfeld's high school.


10th August 2007

Fact: KNOCKED UP director Judd Apatow interviewed Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling and Howard Stern during his teen years on his high school radio station.


11th April 2006

Fact: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld owns over 500 pairs of mint condition white sneakers.


11th January 2006

Fact: <p>Funnymen Nathan Lane and Jerry Seinfeld teamed up for a karaoke version of Dean Martin's classic YOU'RE NOBODY 'TIL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU at Seinfeld's New Year's Eve (31DEC05) star-studded party in New York. </p>


15th December 2005

Fact: <p>DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES stars Teri Hatcher and MARCIA CROSS, Debra Messing, Courteney Cox, Jane Leeves and Kristin Davis all played Jerry Seinfeld's girlfriends on his hit TV sitcom. </p>


18th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Most men would rather find Nazi literature laying around a woman's house than Bride magazine." Comedian Jerry Seinfeld insists men don't like the planning that goes into weddings. </p>


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