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.

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Jerry Seinfeld to bring one man show to Paris

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.

Jerry Seinfeld to bring one man show to Paris
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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.

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Woody Allen recruits Firth for French film

Woody Allen is to make his next movie in the south of France, starring Britain's Oscar-winning Colin Firth and US actress Emma Stone, the project's producers announced Tuesday.

Woody Allen recruits Firth for French film
Colin Firth pictured at Venice Film Festival. Photo: Nicodemin

The as-yet-untitled film, to be shot this summer, will be the second set in France by the 77-year-old cult director, who scored his biggest commercial hit ever with 2011's "Midnight in Paris."

Allen has made a series of Europe-based movies in recent years – "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" in 2008 and 2012's "To Rome with Love" – and has hired a number of collaborators from those movies for the new film.

Cinematographer Darius Khondji, production designer Anne Seibel and costume designer Sonia Grande all worked on "Midnight in Paris" and "To Rome with Love," while Grande also worked on "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

The new Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen's longtime associates, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, who have worked with Allen for a decade and a half, they said in a statement.

After early classics like "Annie Hall" (1977), 1979's "Manhattan" and "Hannah and Her Sisters" in 1986, Allen fans had become used to mild disappointment with his annual output, until the last five or ten years.

"To Rome With Love" made $68 million at the global box office, a decent sum for an Allen film, but way behind the $155 million earned by "Midnight in Paris."

Allen's latest film "Blue Jasmine," a drama co-starring Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins and Alec Baldwin, will be released in the United States in July, and in several European countries in August and September.

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