A Daily Dose of Jerry Seinfeld

Jer­ry Sein­feld has decid­ed to go on tour, and as if to remind us that his stand-up life pre­ced­ed his decade-plus dom­i­nance of net­work TV, he’s also archived the best bits from a com­e­dy career that now spans over 25 years. (He first appeared on nation­al tele­vi­sion in 1977.) The new site/archive will fea­ture just a few clips, mak­ing new ones avail­able each day. It’s a smart move; the steady trick­le of new jokes will no doubt keep fans hun­gry.

For a reminder of the days when it was Sein­feld him­self who was hun­gry, here’s a set from 1981, his first appear­ance on HBO. He’s being pre­sent­ed by the pitch-per­fect Smoth­ers Broth­ers, who intro­duce the bare­ly known come­di­an as “Jer­ry Ste­in­feld.”

via NYT

Sheer­ly Avni is a San Fran­cis­co-based arts and cul­ture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Week­ly, Moth­er Jones, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. You can fol­low her on twit­ter at @sheerly

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