Comedy’s billion dollar baby, Jerry Seinfeld, is finally ready to unleash his latest stand-up special upon the world. 23 Hours to Kill will start streaming on Netflix on May 5, giving all those Seinheads something to look forward to during these trying times. If we’re still cooped up indoors come May (which seems very likely—sorry, all my Taurus and Gemini friends), we’ll all be even more desperate for entertainment than we already are. It’s good to know we’ve got Netflix and the richest comedian in the world watching our backs.
The 60-minute special was shot at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. New York’s so crazy that it’s really about time somebody set a sitcom in it. Netflix promises that Seinfeld will be dishing out “sharp angles on everyday life, uncovering comedy in the commonplace,” which sounds like the kind of thing Jerry Seinfeld would do. You’d think after his long and massive success it’d be hard for him to uncover comedy anywhere anymore, much less that humdrum commonplace we all know and love, but that’s why he’s a professional and I’m still waiting on a response to the packet I submitted to my college’s humor magazine freshman year.
There’s no trailer yet, but here’s some art:
And okay, no, I’m not actually waiting on a response to the packet I submitted to my college’s humor magazine freshman year. They got back to me at the time and asked if I wanted to be an editor the next year. I had to say no because I was transferring to a different school. Sorry, guys—I hope you found somebody who worked out for you.
And that college’s name was… Jerry Seinfeld.