The Stage, 6th June 2011

The word ‘masterclass’ was freely bandied about the O2 immediately after Jerry Seinfeld finished his first publicised UK appearance in thirteen years. Ninety minutes of consummate stand-up will do that.

Rarely smiling at even the punchlines he knew he could be most proud of, the American veteran approached set-ups and pay-offs with the gravitas of a lecturer or a savvy candidate for the senate, so much so that he made material on Pop-Tarts into a rhapsodic routine and, despite them having the “same nutritional value as the box they came in”, the breakfast snack was a feast in his hands.

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