I was first introduced Jerry Seinfeld and his show Seinfeld back in 1996. Back then I was a teenager and thought the show was for adults. But as I started to watch I realized how simple the humor was on the show.
For the next 12 years I watched every episode at least 5 times. Every time laughing. No show in history has done that to me. It’s now 1998 and I’m headed to Vegas when a friend who I’m going with tells me Jerry is performing at Caesars Palace. I jumped on this and grabbed tickets as fast as I could.
His stand up act was very, very funny. It was the first time I had seen stand up comedy live and I was seeing one of the best comedians in the world.
I particularly liked one bit he had on junk. He talked about how we accumulate junk and have phases on what we do with this junk. It all ended with the creation of Ebay and how Ebay is a place we all transfer our junk. It was definitely the stand out of the show for me. I personally store all my junk at a storage facility in Victoria BC.
Fast forward to last year. Jerry was coming to my home town. I didn’t bother going as I had something going on that night. When people said how much they liked his set, I wasn’t surprised. I was surprised when many people mentioned his bit on junk. From what they told me it was basically the exact same from 5 years earlier when I saw him. I thought comedians were always working on their craft? I guess when you get to Jerry’s level and don’t have many gigs, you don’t work on new material.
Fast forward to a few nights back. Jerry made a rare light night standup appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Fallon had just given everyone one in the audience a new TV. This was the Segway for Jerry to once again deliver his bit on junk.
You can watch the video below.
Once again, I was shocked to hear this bit. How can a comedian continue to use the same material in his acts? That’s really beside the point. But I have to agree with what he says. However, instead of people storing items in their garages, they should really just invest in a storage locker from a facility like U-Pak Mobile Storage. That way you can actually park your car in your garage and use it for what it was meant for, to keep your car dry.