Jerry Seinfeld made a career about nothing.
His stand-up about the mundane aspects of life was eventually turned into Seinfeld, a brilliant show about nothing. For nine season, he and the cast made America laugh with tales of average days in the life of a stand-up comic.
When the show came to an end in 1998, Seinfeld was the #1 show in the land.
Since the ending of his show, Seinfeld altered the style of his standup, moving from an observational act to talk about the more personal aspects of his life, which includes his wife and kids.
He was also the major driving force behind the animated feature Bee Movie.
In 2012, Jerry Seinfeld began his popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which is pretty much exactly what the show is about. There’s a sample for you to watch below.
Some of Jerry Seinfeld’s observations:
“I don’t want to hear the specials. If they’re so special, put them on the menu.”
“There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.”
“There’s very little advice in men’s magazines, because men don’t think there is a lot they don’t know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think ‘I know what I’m doing, just show me something naked’.”
“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.”
“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”
“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”
“Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.”