Jerry Seinfeld is still master of his domain

Kelly-Ann Franklin

The man known for his humorous outlook on everyday life will take the stage Friday and Saturday at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

Jerry Seinfeld, star of the hit NBC show “Seinfeld,” which ran for nine successful seasons, has returned to what he loves most — stand-up comedy — and he’s winding down his tour with two nights at MGM before ending with a pair of shows Dec. 5 in San Diego.

The show: “Seinfeld” aired its final episode to a national audience of 75 million people and now in its seventh year of syndication, it’s still a frontrunner in ratings. TV Guide places “Seinfeld” at the top of “The Greatest Shows of All Time” list. Originally “The Chronicles of Seinfeld,” the show was the most popular and successful by the time it hit its fourth season. The idea was a semi-adaptation of the comedian’s life and had actors Jason Alexander, Michael Richards and Julia-Louis Dreyfuss stand in as his friends.

In the movies: Seinfeld recently voiced Barry B. Benson in “Bee Movie” in 2007, but he’s also done non-animated work such as “Pros & Cons” in 1999 and “The Ratings Game” in 1984. He was in the 2005 flick, “The Thing About My Folks,,” with Peter Falk, Paul Reiser and Olympia Dukakis.

His writing: Credits include “Sincerely, Ted L. Nancy” (2008), “Bee Movie,” “The Seinfeld Story (2004), “Hindsight Is 20/20” (2004), “A Uniform Used to Mean Something” (2004), “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You for the Last Time” (1998), “The Seinfeld Chronicles” (1989) and 174 episodes from 1990-1998 of the popular “Seinfeld” TV show.

As producer: Seinfeld is in pre-production as executive producer of “The Marriage Ref,” for release next year, he produced four self-titled comedy programs, as well as “Bee Movie.”

Next on...: The comedian has run the gambit on the TV show circuit, “Entertainment Tonight,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Larry King Live,” “The View,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “The Daily Show,” “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” “Today,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and more.

Awards: “Seinfeld” won three Golden Globes itself, but the man took home three American Comedy Awards in the late ’80s and early ’90s.


If you go:

What: Jerry Seinfeld on stage.

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Where: MGM Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Tickets: $82.50-$150.

Norwich Bulletin