In 1989, Jerry Seinfeld became an American pop icon. With the creation of his brilliant sitcom about nothing, he rocketed from the stand-up world to international stardom. Now this comedy king comes to Indianapolis. Catch Jerry Seinfeld at the Murat (Old National Centre) in Indianapolis downtown Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 pm. Tickets for this Indianapolis event range from $63.00 to $78.00, plus ticket processing fees. Don’t miss a legend of American television and global comedy as he plays the Hoosier heartland.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jerry Seinfeld is a true New Yorker. After graduating from Queens College at City University of New York with a degree in communications and theater, Seinfeld plunged head first into his comedy career. He got his first big break when he performed at the Catch A Rising Star open mic night. From there, he was offered a spot to open for Rodney Dangerfield in his HBO special. After that, he made his television debut on the sitcom Benson, where he played the recurring role of Frankie, a mail delivery boy with comedy routines no one wanted to hear.
It wasn’t until 1981 that Seinfeld’s career really took off. When Johnny Carson invited him to sit on the couch after his routine on The Tonight Show, he knew he had made it. After that, Seinfeld was invited to appear regularly on both The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Then in 1989, Seinfeld and Larry David created The Seinfeld Chronicles. The show, later renamed just Seinfeld, starred Jerry Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself surrounded by three close friends.
The sitcom broke new ground for its time. Unlike many shows on in the early nineties, the main characters of Seinfeld were not related through family or work. While shows like Full House and Who’s the Boss? revolved around a central theme and contrived comic situations, Seinfeld focused on minutiae like waiting in line at the movies, dropping clothes off at the dry cleaners and dealing with the petty injustices of life. Based heavily on the principle of nihilism, the idea that life is meaningless, Seinfeld offered viewers a break from the sugary sweet family sitcoms of the time. The show aired for nine seasons and is still popular in syndication today.
After Seinfeld ended in 1998, Jerry Seinfeld returned to his home base of stand-up comedy rather than pursuing a career in film. He has enjoyed a leisurely career touring the country, doing stand-up, presenting awards and making cameo appearances ever since. Catch Jerry Seinfeld at the Murat Theatre for a slice of something different this Saturday, July 23.
Before the show, head to the nearby Indianapolis cultural district Mass Ave. Enjoy dinner at any of the many Indianapolis restaurants lining the avenue. Afterward, keep the laughs coming over drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to FunCityFinder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the most of the Circle City.
Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 pm
Murat Theatre (Old National Centre)
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204