Jerry Seinfeld had been a favorite in my mother's household ever since his hit TV show first aired in the late ’80s. Our favorite part was always the stand-up routine that opened and closed the show, so when I saw that Seinfeld was appearing live in San Diego on the night of Mom's 82nd birthday, I jumped to get tickets.
From the moment Seinfeld walked on stage to his very humble bow at our standing ovation in the end, he had us in stitches. I laughed so hard I cried. He has not lost any of his wit; indeed, he has only improved upon it. His show gives the audience more than its money's worth, by taking the mundane and transforming it into the absurd.
In spite of his celebrity, all of Seinfeld’s comedy routines speak of the day-to-day exasperation we all deal with in life. His opening rendition of the difficulties of getting “out of the house” to any event — such as the one we were attending — had us roaring with laughter. If anything, Seinfeld's live show was better than any of his TV episodes. That's entertainment.
- Concert: Jerry Seinfeld
- Date: January 7
- Venue: San Diego Civic Theatre
- Seats: Lower balcony