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Jerry Seinfeld, the master of his domain, conquers Tel Aviv


 Jerry Seinfeld works hard for his money.

The 61-year-old multi-millionaire entertainer, whose nine-season eponymous-titled sitcom became a cultural touchstone unmatched in TV history, went back to his roots on Saturday night in Tel Aviv and proved that he was master of his domain – the field of stand up comedy.

It was no coincidence that the warm up music at the Menora Mivtachim Arena consisted of classic Frank Sinatra tunes, culminating in “New York, New York.” The sold-out audience was in the presence of class personified.

Following a stellar opening set by longtime Seinfeld friend and contemporary Mark Schiff, the crowd went wild when the headliner ran out on stage without an introduction.

In a rapid-fire 90-minute set that flowed seamlessly from his patented “nothing” topics of the peccadilloes of the human race to more recent fare reflecting his current life like marriage and parenthood, Seinfeld was like a vintage Rolls Royce out on the road for a rare spin for all to marvel at.

What was more amazing was that he had completed a similarly energy-exerting set only an hour or so before at the matinee show.

Dressed in a stylish suit that showed off only a little more bulk than his TV heyday, Seinfeld soldiered on through some hoarseness with a slick, well-rehearsed set that had the appreciative audience frequently breaking into applause.

An hilarious opening focused on the audience’s decision to attend the show and all the details it entailed, offered in Seinfeld’s trademark earnest


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