Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is a New York City icon, so it should come as no shock that in 2016 he’ll be making the city his stand-up home.
It was announced earlier today that the legendary stand-up is set to take up a residency at New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre. Dubbed Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestead, the new program will allow fans to catch Seinfeld on stage once a month at the 2,800-seat theater starting January 7th.
Jerry Seinfeld certainly seems more than pleased to have a brand new permanent gig in the Big Apple. In a statement, the performer notes that, “Comedians live for certain houses that just feel ‘alive’ for some reason. The Beacon is that place for me and I am so excited to make it my new home.” Thankfully, for the fans he’ll only be bringing his best stuff to the Homestead shows. According to Seinfeld, “This is not a workshop,” and the comedian’s set to perform nothing but his “A” material during the new program. While that could include some old bits from earlier in his career, chances are that fans can expect to hear a plethora of new material from Seinfeld during the residency.
The Homestead program seems like a no-brainer for a performer like Seinfeld. The comedian is already a living legend, and the new residency shines an even brighter spotlight on his perpetual stardom. Moreover, it highlights his connection to the city. Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island, and kickstarted his stand-up career in New York City’s open mic circuit. Also, he created, wrote and starred in a little sitcom that might be the most “New York” thing of all time. The residency gives fans a chance to see the very best of Jerry Seinfeld while allowing the comedian to do what he does best in a city that he loves. Really, it’s a win for everybody.
Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestead premieres at the Beacon Theatre on January 7th with further shows set for February 18th, March 2nd, April 14th, May 5th and June 8th. While the program is only slated to go through June there’s potential for future shows if the initial run goes well. Would you go check out Seinfeld’s new residency? Or is this just another show about nothing? Let us know in the comments below.