Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld Added to Stage42 Lineup

Feb 11, 2015, 14:50 IST | A Correspondent

The comedian will play two shows in Mumbai this March, tickets go on sale on February 13

Seinfeld is a name almost synonymous with comedy. Over the last few decades, it is a name that has reached unsurpassed heights of global popularity. And this March, fans in India will have a long-awaited opportunity to experience him live.

The Emmy and Golden Globe winning comedian will perform two live shows next month - on the 14th and 15th of March at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, NSCI. These shows mark Jerry Seinfeld’s first ever performances in Asia. Jerry Seinfeld said "I have always been fascinated by India and its culture. I have great respect for its people and their way of life. It is a great honor for me to be invited to come there and make fun of it in person."

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld joins the line-up of the already underway Stage42 festival. Stage42 is a brand new festival that will showcase some of India and the world’s most celebrated artists and experiences in comedy, music, theatre and food.

”For many of us, our introduction to comedy was Seinfeld. He’s a comedian whose influence is impossible to understate, and it’s a matter of immense pride that we will be bringing this global icon to India for the first time.” says Arjun S. Ravi, Co-Founder , NH7.in

The festival will take place in seven cities - Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune - between February and March 2015. The comedy lineup of the festival includes the Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour, a tour by critically-acclaimed comic Bill Burr, and Pretentious Nights featuring the guys behind the popular YouTube series Pretentious Movie Reviews.

Tickets to the Jerry Seinfeld shows go on sale at 12 Noon on February 13. Tickets start at Rs 7,500 and will be available on Insider.in

Saturday, March 14, 9pm at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, NSCI, Mumbai
Sunday, March 15, 9pm at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, NSCI, Mumbai

Jerry Seinfeld's comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television - Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.

Jerry Seinfeld during his stand-up comedy act
Jerry Seinfeld during his stand-up comedy act

Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children’s book (Halloween).

Seinfeld’s latest project is critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediandsincarsgettingcoffee.com, which has garnered more than 10 million views, and which the New York Times describes as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer.”

Seinfeld resides in New York City with his wife and three children. He remains active as a standup comedy performer, touring the country continuously.

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