Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has announced that he will be performing in Australia for the first time in almost twenty years in August 2017. The Seinfeld star’s last tour was in 1998, when he allegedly entered our hemisphere to escape the media frenzy surrounding the show’s last episode airing in the US.

Seinfeld told the Herald Sun: “I love the Australian attitude and personality. It’s like the perfect place to do comedy because people want to have a good time.” He will be performing in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney.

This presents a rare opportunity to see the 90s sitcom star return to his roots – Seinfeld began his career performing stand-up in 1976, before partnering up with Larry David to create Seinfeld in 1988. He stayed relatively quiet after the finale of his eponymous sitcom series, bar occasional appearances including an iconic role in 2007’s Bee Movie. He currently presents the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which counts John Oliver, Will Ferrell, and President Obama among its guests.

There is no word yet on the content of the show – we can only hope that it will be about nothing. Tickets go on sale from November 14 and you can find more information here.

Perth Arena, August 4
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, August 5
Hisense Arena, Melbourne, August 6
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, August 9
Sydney ICC Theatre, August 11


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