August 14, 2023

Jerry Seinfeld Yadda, Yadda, Yadda (2 minute read)

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By Trish Arab

It was not a comedy show about nothing.

After a lifetime of laughter provided by Jerry Seinfeld, I could finally see him live this past Friday night as part of the Great Outdoors Comedy Fest here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  It was a night to remember as the "Seinfeld" and "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" star showed an endless field of people that the 69-year-old still had "it."

His warm-up acts didn't disappoint either; Newfoundlander and "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" cast member Trent McClellan started us off with a reminder of what analog life was like.  Followed by Mario Joyner, who any Cars Getting Coffee fans will recognize as a side-splitting familiar face, had the crowd in stitches.  The Halifax show was the fastest sell-out crowd in the history of the tour, and a fact that Mr. Seinfeld was thrilled to applaud.

His set showed a different side to the comedian, as he peppered his familiar sarcasm and cranky attitude to a new to me aspect of his life, fatherhood and marriage.

Poking fun at other comedians (including Sunday main act Bill Burr) who require cellphones to be locked away or not brought to the venue, Seinfeld told the boisterous crowd to "capture it all, who cares?'

I literally laughed from start to finish and woke up the next day with stomach pains from the effort - I would do it all again in a heartbeat.  It was gold, Jerry - GOLD.