Seinfeld to play London

...but tickets are £100 each

Jerry Seinfeld is to perform a one-off stand-up gig in London – with some tickets priced at more than £100 each

His gig at the O2 Arena next summer will be the first time the sitcom star has performed live in Britain since 1998.

Even the cheapest seats in the highest level of the vast arena, which has a capacity of 20,000 cost £84.25 each with booking fee.

The cost is more than twice times as much as he commands in America; the cheapest tickets for his show in Chicago this Friday were $48 – or £30.50 – with seats still available at the £50 mark.

However, despite the steep ticket price, the O2 gig on June 3 is still expected to sell out once tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday,

Seinfeld’s self-titled sitcom, which he co-created with Larry David, is the most successful in US history, running for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998. After the show finished, he returned to stand-up – a process that was captured in the 2001 documentary Comedian.

He has been touring ever since, as well as co-writing the animated movie Bee Movie and working on NBC’s reality TV series The Marriage Ref.

The last time Seinfeld performed in the UK 12 years ago, he played to sell-out crowds, despite clashing with the World Cup final.

Visit to buy tickets after 9am on Friday.

Published: 15 Dec 2010

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