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Jerry Seinfeld to bring one man show to Paris

Matthew Warren · 19 Aug 2011, 08:17

Published: 19 Aug 2011 10:57 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Aug 2011 08:17 GMT+02:00

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Fans of popular American comedian Jerry Seinfeld in France will get the chance to see the comedy king in person when he performs a one-man show in Paris in the autumn.

Newspaper 20 Minutes reported on Thursday that the 57-year-old will appear at the Nouvelle Eve cabaret in Paris. The show will be his first in France and will be entirely in English.

Organizers initially announced a date of September 18th but later said a new date would have to be found as Seinfeld had other commitments in the US.

Seinfeld became a household name in the 90s with his sitcom Seinfeld. The show, which ran for nine seasons and ended in 1998, was one of the most popular American sitcoms ever. 

The show was syndicated around the world and was shown on Canal+ in France.

Seinfeld was invited to France by popular French actor and comedian Gad Elmaleh, who has previously cited Seinfeld as one of his comedy heroes. 

Elmaleh was recently named as the seventh most popular person in France by the newspaper Journal du Dimanche, which conducts an annual survey to find the preferred celebrities of the French. He has appeared in numerous TV shows and films and played a detective in Woody Allen's recent film, Midnight in Paris.


Matthew Warren (news.france@thelocal.com)

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