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Jerry Seinfeld: What Is The Deal? 30Yrs Going Online!


It appears that the constant stand-up comedy tour dates and recent irreverent spats with wind-bag Donald Trump still isn't stimulating one of the top comics of our generation. Nope, Jerry Seinfeld has just launched JerrySeinfeld.com which went live earlier today.

According to WebProNews, here's how the website will function. “Each day three video clips will be posted and removed in 24 hours. Three new clips will then appear. This carousel approach prevents binging on clips at all one time, and promotes the return of fans daily to see something new.” It seems even Jerry knows that making friends with the inevitable king and queen of media – the Internet – is definitely the wave of the future which is quickly becoming the present. He realizes it's the best way to get his jokey messages out to the masses instantly. This comes as somewhat of a surprise to me after nearly throwing a party when Jerry started following me on Twitter only to find out a couple months later he got sick of tweeting and closed his account. Talk about a Tweet about nothing. He's even said publicly that he isn't the most techie guy out there. Which – when it comes to comics/musicians/entertainers – we know that isn't always the case. Hell, some celebs out there are so starved for attention, they can't have a bowl of soup or blow a fart without letting a million followers know. Pa-lease! Keep it to yourselves!

Here, in Jerry's words, is the inspiration and reasoning behind why he formed the site:
“When I was ten years old, I started watching stand up comedians on TV.
I fell in love with them and I’m just as fascinated with stand up comedy today.
When I started doing TV, I saved every appearance on every show I did. I thought it might be fun to go through all of it and pick out three bits each day that still amuse me for some reason or another.
I’ve also included stuff I’m doing now, and I’ll be adding new stuff as I go.
Somewhere out there are ten year olds just waiting to get hooked on this strange pursuit. This is for them. I’m just hoping somehow it will keep this silliness going.
JS”

Very cool Jer!

Today's clips feature: “The Fattest Man in the World” from “The Tonight Show” in 1981, “Do the Horses Know They’re Racing?” from a 1988 HBO special and “No Room in the Newspaper” from “The Tonight Show” in 1990.

Until next time, “Giddy up!”

(Image from JerrySeinfeld.com)

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