Jerry Seinfeld is bringing some much-needed laughs during the coronavirus pandemic.
The comedian’s new hour-long comedy special, “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill,” landed on Netflix today, Tuesday, May 5.
"Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage in New York and tackles talking vs. texting, bad buffets vs. so-called 'great' restaurants and the magic of Pop Tarts," the Netflix description reveals.
Additionally, the description on the Youtube teaser hails the special for showcasing “more of Seinfeld's sharp angles on everyday life.”
The stand-up special, Seinfeld’s first since 1998, may also serve as his “farewell to filmed comedy,” according to the New York Times.
Seinfeld noted that the special could be his last as he’s taken on a “post-show business” approach to his career.
"I'm really just into the pure art of it now," he told the publication, adding, "just the bit, the audience and the moment. I'm more interested in that than ever, and I'm less interested in everything else."
He added that he believes comedians will be able to adjust post-pandemic, and live entertainment, including live comedy, will come back stronger than ever.
“People are going to go back, first of all, because laughter is the greatest feeling of release that there is,” he explained.
The publication also notes that Seinfeld is aware that his jokes about “public gatherings, internet communication and the Postal Service” may be received differently than initially intended when it was filmed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City in October in light of the pandemic.
You can stream “23 Hours to Kill” now on Netflix. And check out all the other films, TV shows, and specials coming to the streaming giant in May!