Seinfeld back on TV

New stand-up routine for talk show

Jerry Seinfeld is to return to TV screens next month.

He will be performing stand-up on air for the first time in more than 18 months when he appears on David Letterman's Late Show.

The appearance will promote his new film Comedian, tracing the painful development of material from observation to performance.

Seinfeld, 48, will also appear on Jay Leno's rival Tonight Show on October 10 - but only as a guest, not performing a routine.

He is due to appear on Letterman on Halloween night, which is also the start of the networks' 'sweeps' - the crucial ratings period which sets advertising rates.

ITV2 usually screens The Late Show in the UK the evening after its US transmission.

Seinfeld's last performance was also on The Late Show in March last year, when he delivered about five minutes' of material.

Comedian opens in New York and Los Angeles on October 11 - the day after the Leno appearance - and across the US two weeks later.

Published: 20 Sep 2002

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