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By Josh Levine

Jerry Seinfeld is the grasp of observational humor. Pointing on the small absurdities of lifestyle, Seinfeld makes his viewers giggle with popularity. for a few years a stand-up comedian, Seinfeld is now the megastar of his personal phenomenally winning tv exhibit, Seinfeld. however the street hasn't consistently been effortless; at his first stand-up functionality, he iced over. this primary unauthorized biography follows his upward thrust to stardom. additionally integrated is a behind-the-scenes examine the making of Seinfeld.

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After all, those millions of viewers were potential audience members of his stand-up act whenever he toured the country. The short time allowed on the show doesn't permit many mistakes — one dud line can sour a performance. For a 1990 appearance, for example, Seinfeld tried out his material at the Improv, the comedy club in Los Angeles, while a fellow comedian named Jimmy Brogan 28 timed him with a watch. Despite being rivals, comics have a strong sense of camaraderie. Seinfeld has helped his friends prepare acts too and once when he was on tour he flew back to Los Angeles to give moral support to a friend who was making his first Tonight Show appearance.

But Seinfeld admired David's writing. Perhaps he guessed that a combination of his own steadiness and David's instability could be potent. " David was just past 40. The son of a menswear salesman, he grew up in Sheepshead Bay at the foot of Brooklyn. Later an obnoxious comic in an episode of Seinfeld would come from Sheepshead Bay. "We were right on the water," he would say in a heavy Brooklyn accent. " As a boy, David used to giggle to himself in synagogue and was devoted to Abbott and Costello.

But this project was different. "The only reason I would consider committing to it is that I'd be doing stand-up on the show," he announced to Playboy. Added to that was the fact that he and David would receive the coveted "Created by" credit. Those credits that roll at the beginning and ending of shows do more than stroke people's egos; they translate into money. As creators, Seinfeld and David would receive a royalty every time an episode was ever broadcast. ) Now he and David needed to develop the idea into a fuller situation that would generate future episodes should the show get picked up.

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