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Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Jerry Before Seinfeld finds its star revisiting his earliest material on his hometown stage, offering appropriately familiar - yet still abundant - laughs along the way.

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Jerry Before Seinfeld: Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip for an intimate ​stand-up ​ set at the club that helped launch his career. Interspersed with never-before-seen material -- including a library of legal pads with every joke he's written since 1975, childhood videos, and more -- Jerry performs the jokes that put him on the comedy map in an hour-long stand-up special, only on Netflix.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

It's wry observation and it is as intensely funny as it is an intense avoidance of anything political or dark.

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

It's the best kind of minimalist comedy television. Just a comic, a mic, a stage and an audience.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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He tends to start with a small idea, then figure out the big idea behind his observation, then figure out the shortest way to communicate the absurdity of that imbalance - the absurdity of putting so much stock into the smallest thing possible.

September 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Seinfeld-before-"Seinfeld" fans will especially enjoy this congenial, familiar hour special.

September 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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It's still quintessential Seinfeld, poking fun at cereal and air travel and prepositions, but his set is looser, intimate and more biographical, a rebrand for the podcast age.

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…

There's always another bon mot, and the occasional dud humor in Jerry Before Seinfeld in no way detracts from the larger pleasures of watching this peerless comedian pay tribute to his roots.

September 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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