This week join Jonathan as he provides a way-too-early historical assessment of Jerry Seinfeld’s career. Using a lot of short clips, Jonathan ponders whether one day Seinfeld will suffer a similar fate to Harold Lloyd in the annals of history.
The big three of silent comedy – but I’ll guess one name is less well known to most people. (image attribution: The Incredible Suit).
a young Jerry Seinfeld establishing his reputation on Merv Griffin.
A young Jay Leno, a few years older than Jerry Seinfeld, but coming from the same sensibilities.
“The Stand Ups” – based on a Jerry Seinfeldesque delivery, appeared during the 11th season of SNL.
Like Chaplin and Lloyd, Letterman and Leno are always compared. Seen here with Garry Shandling, all “sons” to the late-night “father” Johnny Carson.
Gilbert Gottfried joined SNL early in poking fun at Jerry Seinfeld’s act.
The show Seinfeld, at the top of its game.
Seinfeld proving its success by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone multiple times.
On Curb, Larry David used himself, rather than Jerry, as the center of the chaos.