Master of his own domain

Seinfeld launches stand-up website

Jerry Seinfeld has launched his own website, offering clips from his personal stand-up archives.

The comic has had more than 1,000 comedy extracts digitisied – but will only be putting three up on the site every day.Each batch will only be available for 24 hours, after which they will be replaced by three new bits.

The clips cover his televised stand-up career, from 1977 to today, including appearances on talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Jay Leno, as well as the stand-up performances recorded for his sitcom.

Among the trio Seinfeld chose for the site’s debut, is The Fattest Man In The World, from his first appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show recorded on May 6, 1981.

Writing on the site, Seinfeld said: ‘When I was ten years old, I started watching stand-up comedians on TV. I fell in love with them and I'm just as fascinated with stand-up comedy today.

‘When I started doing TV, I saved every appearance on every show I did. I thought it might be fun to go through all of it and pick out three bits each day that still amuse me for some reason or another.

‘Somewhere out there are ten-year-olds just waiting to get hooked on this strange pursuit.  This is for them.

‘I’m just hoping somehow it will keep this silliness going.’

Published: 6 May 2011

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