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Jerry Seinfeld Stars
In NBC-TV's ‘Seinfeld:

MICHAEL ELKIN

Special To The Jewish News

erry Seinfeld is a 14-
karat comic with jokes
as his gemstones.
"Yeh, but I also used to
sell jewelry on the street,"
says the street-wise
Brooklyn-born comedian,
whose new self-titled NBC-
TV show airs Thursday
nights at 9:30.
"Hey, buddy — can I in-
terest ya in a oh-riginal fake
diamond ring?"
"Nothing but the best,"
smiles Seinfeld about the
slightly sordid sales job he
once held pushing a cart of
tarnished trinkets through
the streets of New York.
Chronicling his early ca-
reer, the "Seinfeld" star
recalls early clashes with
cops. Was this a job for a
Jewish boy with a college
degree?
"You know, I was on the
dean's list. I had a degree
and everything (from
Queens College). And two
weeks later, I'm running
from police," says Seinfeld,
still amazed at his chutzpa
at pulling off such a caper.
"It was really a parent's
dream," he notes wryly.
His dreams have gone
solid gold since. Indeed,
Seinfeld, frequent guest of
television's "Late Night
With David Letterman" and
"The Tonight Show," was
the 1988 American Comedy
Award winner as best stand-
up comic.
Here is a stand-up comic
who refuses to accept the no-
tion that the only way to
succeed in comedy is to get
down and dirty.
Instead, Seinfeld cleans up
— by being clean. "I don't do
anything blue," says
Seinfeld. "If it made me fun-
nier, I would do it, but it
doesn't, and it has nothing to
do with me — so I just don't
bother with it."
"Seinfeld" doesn't bother
with conventional sitcom
shtick either. His half-hour
comedy doubles as a show
about single life — Seinfeld
plays the part of the
perpetual party pooper —
and as a night club act, with
shots of Seinfeld the enter-
tainer intercut with his part
as lonely guy.
Certainly, Seinfeld the
comic and cut-up is not lone-
ly for companionship in real
life, capturing attention and
applause some 300 nights a

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Star of the TV show that bears his name: Jerry Seinfeld
year as he crisscrosses the
approached (NBC-TV head
country working clubs.
man) Brandon Tartikoff to
Single-guy Seinfeld plays
start a show called 'Not
the dating game with calen-
Necessarily the Jews.' "
dar at the ready. Women
In the meantime, Seinfeld
must be battling to get his
concentrates on "Seinfeld,"
attention, someone suggests.
which has a concentration of
He looks amused, but in-
gags based on real-life situa-
secure.
tions. One story in the series
"Really?"
focuses on male best friends
Comedy is what really has
breaking up.
mattered most to Seinfeld
"We've seen a lot of
over the years.
couples break up," says
"I knew I was going to be a
Seinfeld, "but how does a
comedian at a very young
guy break up with a friend
age," he says. "I remember
he doesn't want to see? It's
one time I made a friend
very hard for a man to say to
laugh so hard that he
another man, 'I feel I need to
sprayed a mouthful of
see other guys.' "
cookies all over me — and I
"Seinfeld" is more than
liked it."
guy talk — it's a comically
Seinfeld routinely delivers
charming look at the battle
the milk of human kindness
between the sexes, espe-
gone sour as a source for his
cially when the battle lines
comedy. His wry observa-
are drawn with invisible
tions stem from his upbring-
ink.
ing.
Seinfeld doesn't so much
"My dad was a very, very
wage war as wonder about it
funny guy and watching him
— and he's often caught in
make people laugh all the
the comical crossfire. "I
time when I was a kid — I
didn't want to have lines
really saw the fun in it," he
that sound like nobody could
recalls.
have thought of (them) that
"It affected me a lot.
quickly," he explains.
Sometimes I feel like him
"When I watch most sit-
when I'm performing. You
coms, everybody's so witty, I
know, everybody talks about
can't believe it. I've never
how they start to feel like
been in situations like that
their father at a certain age,
where everyone has the
doing little things around
perfect line."
the house? I feel it when I'm
If Seinfeld at 35 seems to
performing."
have the perfect life, he ad-
And Seinfeld always feels
mits there is a flaw to be
that sense of Jewishness
found if one scratches the
which seems to infuse much
surface.
of his humor and timing.
"Sure," says Seinfeld, the
"There are so many Jew-
picture of success, "I have a
ish people in this business,"
fear of failure. That's what I
muses Seinfeld, "that I've
fear." ❑

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