Seinfeld to perform six-show residency at Beacon Theatre
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs last month at the Beacon Theater, where he will be giving six shows starting Jan. 7 as part of a residency.
Jerry Seinfeld will be master of one very famous domain.
The comedian revealed Tuesday that he’s taking his act off the road — agreeing to perform six shows as part of a historic residency at New York’s Beacon Theater.
“I did a benefit (at the theater) for my wife’s charity here a few weeks ago and I was doing this thing about people who tell you, ‘YOU would love it’ when they’re trying to get you to do something. ‘YOU have to go,’ Seinfeld told the Daily News. “That’s a New York thing and the laugh I got here from that was like different from any place else.
“I like that.”
He said he was inspired by the vibe he felt attending one of fellow Long Island-product Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden shows when the crowd when wild during the song, “New York State of Mind.”
“It sounds different, it feels different than when he does it in Charlotte,” explained Seinfeld.
Titled “Jerry Seinfeld the Home Stand,” the six-show run will kick off on January 7.
Seinfed’s shows will kick off on Jan. 7, 2016.
After the opening performance, Seinfeld will perform once a month — with shows to follow on Feb. 18, March 2, April 14, May 5 and June 8.
Tuesday’s announcement was made with much fanfare at the landmark New York venue with Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan, whose company owns the Beacon, and Knicks legend Clyde Frazier and ex-Met John Franco on hand.
It will be a convenient commute for the 61-year-old Manhattan resident.
“The idea of walking because I’m only six blocks away is appealing if people would let me, you know. So I’ll see if they let me,” Seinfeld told the News. “If they let me walk home, I think I will walk home — but if they don’t I’ll probably have to get on my bike or take a car.
“(Or) I could take a hoverboard or a zip-line from the Accura commercial. Remember that?”