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Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix special will revisit old jokes; premiere date announced

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This will be the first time a lot of these early Jerry Seinfeld jokes have be told to a large audience.

Earlier this year, Jerry Seinfeld proclaimed Netflix and its chief content officer Ted Sarandos “have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand-up comedy as I do.” Now, we will see just how funny the combination will be with Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix stand-up special, Jerry Before Seinfeld, featuring him telling jokes of his from more than 40 years ago.

Jerry Before Seinfeld will have footage from Seinfeld’s personal archive, previously unreleased material, and “an intimate performance at the Comic Strip in New York City,” according to Netflix.

To get deeper into the man who mined gold out of daily minutia, Jerry Before Seinfeld will showcase “a library of legal pads with every joke he’s written since 1975.”

In promotion of Jerry Before Seinfeld, Netflix flooded its new Netflix Comedy account on Instagram with photos and audio clips and pictures of Seinfeld’s decades-spanning trove of jokes.

Very serious insights scribbled on the yellow pages include socks hating their lives, cotton ball preferences between men and women, and Cookie Crisp.

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