Standup Guy

Whereas other comics deliberately diversify, Jerry Seinfeld is known for exactly three things (and no, his wife’s recent brush with cookbook legitimacy isn’t one of them). They are: his brilliant, groundbreaking sitcom, the moderately grating promotional onslaught for last year’s Bee Movie, and the comedian’s total dedication to the art of standup. Though Seinfeld could have long ago yadda yadda yadda-ed into the sunset at his very own cereal factory/compound, he not only tours like a hungry newbie just getting his first taste of the road, but he turns over new material faster than a, er, speeding bullet. See why an entire generation of observational acolytes have “borrowed” from Seinfeld’s what’s-the-deal-with-airline-peanuts school of comedy at Dodge Theatre.
Fri., June 6, 7 p.m., 2008