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I'm Telling You for the Last Time
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
On Jerry Seinfeld's debut CD, he already sounds sick of his material. Of course, the point of the performance that it captures--the HBO special I'm Telling You for the Last Time--was to perform the routine one last time an... more »
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On Jerry Seinfeld's debut CD, he already sounds sick of his material. Of course, the point of the performance that it captures--the HBO special I'm Telling You for the Last Time--was to perform the routine one last time and then retire it forever. This recording was taped just a couple of months after Seinfeld went off the air, and the crowd sounds like it's jonesing for a fix--they laugh at everything, even Seinfeld's setup lines ("So what's with the cabdrivers and the BO?"). Still, Seinfeld's humor--that now-familiar observation from a satisfyingly elitist point of view--delivers. But after all the late-night talk-show appearances, the book Seinlanguage, and nine years of the series, was there really any question? --Randy Silver
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Beckie E. (ericbeckie) from FISHERS, IN
Reviewed on 4/1/2014...
I love this CD. He just talks about real life and points out what is funny in it.
Brett S. from DERBY, NY
Reviewed on 5/5/2010...
Loved this CD. You cannot beat his observational humor. And it's clean enough that I didn't have to worry about the kids getting a hold of it. Great CD.
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A must for the Seinfeld fan!
Michelle Lee | Bloomfield, NJ United States | 03/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a huge lover of Jerry Seinfeld and his TV antics, I was anxious to get a hold of this recorded live stand-up performance. After listening to it just once, I realized how well worth the purchase it was. True, if you watched the show regularly, you'll soon notice that many of the topics he covers in the CD are identical to the standup bits featured at the beginning of various "Seinfeld" episodes. However, that doesn't make this performance any less funny. In this, you'll hear the "nothing-centered" witticisms of everyday life delivered in a way only Jerry could do well.So, if you're sitting and working or doing absolutely nothing, the radio is blaring the usual top 40 standards, and you have a yen to listen to something different, let Jerry personally introduce you to his first love...stand up comedy. You won't regret it."
Non-stop laughs, laughs, laughs from a master
Catherine S. Vodrey | East Liverpool, Ohio United States | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jerry Seinfeld's "I'm Telling You for the Last Time" is typical Seinfeld stuff--that is to say, of course, EXCELLENT SEINFELD STUFF. He hits topics like cab drivers, sky diving ("You get up that high, I think that helmet is wearing YOU for protection"), drugstores, bathrooms, and so on. It's astonishing to us non-comedians that these seemingly hum-drum topics can be mined for such riches, but Seinfeld does the impossible and makes them each a comic gem that will have you red-faced and absolutely helpless with laughter. His take on Halloween may be one of the funniest things I've ever heard (On hearing about Halloween for the first time as a kid, Seinfeld says his reaction was, "You mean everyone we KNOW is just GIVING AWAY CANDY? What's WRONG with them?"). He segues from this into the meanings of "up" and "down" for kids and adults: "When you're little, life is up. Wait up, hold up, shut up! Mom, I'll clean up! Lemme stay up! Parents, of course, are just the opposite. Just calm down! Slow down! Come down here, sit down, put that down! Keep it down in there!"This album deserves your undivided attention--to really enjoy it, my husband and I recently listened to it on a long drive when we were going on vacation and we both were nearly in tears from laughing so hard. Great stuff!"