Jerry Seinfeld writes his first comedy book in 25 years | Stand-up routines to be published this year © Mark Seliger

Jerry Seinfeld writes his first comedy book in 25 years

Stand-up routines to be published this year

Jerry Seinfeld is writing his first book of comedy in more than 25 years.

Publisher Simon & Schuster has secured the rights to the as-yet-untitled book, which will contain some of the best stand-up material from his 45-year comedy career.

The book will be released in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and India on October 6 and present the routines decade by decade. 

Seinfeld, who first performed at New York's Catch a Rising Star as a 21-year-old college student in 1975, said: 'Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders.

'So, I have every piece of stand-up comedy I thought was worth saving from 45 years of hacking away at this for all I was worth."

Jonathan Karp, president of Simon & Schuster, added: 'Not only is the book brilliantly crafted and laugh-loud loud funny on every single page, but readers will be able to see Jerry and his comedy evolve through the years.

'We are honoured to be Jerry Seinfeld’s publisher and expect his book to be both a highlight of 2020 and a lasting work for anyone who appreciates the thrilling but unforgiving art of stand-up comedy writing.'

Seinfeld’s previous comedy book, Seinlanguage, was a  New York Times bestseller, selling more than 2.5 million copies.

Published: 30 Jan 2020

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