Photo courtesy of Teri LaPlante
Jerry Seinfeld made a stop in Columbus Friday night at the Ohio Theatre to perform in front of two sold-out audiences. Based on popular demand, Seinfeld added a second show to his highly-anticipated tour, which immediately followed the first.
Special guest Mark Schiff, a regular on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with David Letterman,” warmed up the stage for a crowd eager to see the main act. Seinfeld was full of energy as he took the stage, jogging out to greet an admiring audience dressed in his signature black suit and tie.
At 56 years old, Seinfeld turned to jokes about settling down in marriage, life as a father of three and the struggle with constantly changing technology. In reference to Twitter, Seinfeld remarked, “Why say a lot of things to a few people when I can say virtually nothing to everyone?”
A comedian with focus on stating the obvious, Seinfeld even took a jab at his sold-out show as “a bogus, hyped-up special event that you go to to convince yourself that your life doesn’t suck.” The audience was a diverse crowd of men and women of a wide variety of ages. Seinfeld’s ability to find the humor in the usual events of everyday life captured people of all ages and backgrounds, and crowds laughed for seemingly all of the show.
The show ended abruptly just short of an hour. Despite the anticlimactic ending and the $64.50 fans spent per ticket (adding up to more than $1 per minute), Seinfeld was well-received by the audience with an opening and closing standing ovation.
Seinfeld’s tour will continue through the summer as he travels across the country with a final stop in August in Atlantic City, N.J.