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Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most famous comedians on the planet. He was the creator and star of the top rated sitcom Seinfeld, which was voted the number one television show of all time by TV Guide. The runaway success of the show made his unique style of observational standup comedy ubiquitous as well, as almost everyone in America can do a Seinfeld impression… but with his frequent performances at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace, you’ll see just how difficult it is to do what he does.
Seinfeld commands the stage like the three decade standup veteran that he is, even though The Colosseum is an extremely large space to fill for just one man with a microphone. Reminding audiences that he’s a master of his medium, Seinfeld riffs on subjects like his marriage, being filthy rich, and Las Vegas itself.
Because he was so busy making the hugely popular TV show, Seinfeld stepped away from standup comedy for years. He returned to the medium that first brought him to showbiz in 1998, touring his old material one last time… before retiring it forever. In 2002, he released the documentary Comedian, which chronicled Seinfeld building totally new material from scratch and taking it on the road…a very rare move for most comedians. Seinfeld’s Las Vegas shows are made up of new material, which the still hard-working comic keeps adding to and changing.
Seinfeld was always jokingly described as a “show about nothing,” but it became a cultural phenomenon because it mined the minutiae of everyday life for comedy gold, and Jerry Seinfeld does the same thing during each of his hilarious Caesars Palace performances. His shows at Caesars are a rare opportunity to see a true showbiz icon working at the peak of his powers.