First off, I was on the Blog Council last week, so I’ve known we were going to do this prompt for almost a week a now. And ever since I knew about the prompt, I’ve been fighting the knee jerk reaction to do one of my favorite athletes, musicians, or entertainers.
Yet here I am, a week later and a little too close to midnight for comfort, unable to overcome my initial reaction. All of this leads to myself having dinner with Jerry Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld is one of the iconic comedians of his generation, best known for his standup work and his Emmy Award winning sitcom, Seinfeld, which aired on NBC throughout the 1990s. I’ve known who Jerry Seinfeld is for as long as I can remember. My parents used to love watching re-runs and DVDs of Seinfeld on TV when I was growing up. When I was a kid, my parents ran a tight ship with the TV in our house, which means its really saying something that Seinfeld was even allowed on the screen. This brings me to why I would love to have dinner with Jerry Seinfeld. His humor is clean, crosses so many generations, and has stood the test of time. On top of that, the guy is absolutely hysterical. These qualities combined together are so rare in today’s world, where most comedians seems to resort to cursing and questionable humor. There’s nothing wrong at all with comedians who do this, but the noticeable differences between Seinfeld and the average comedian are why I have so much respect for him.
I saw Jerry Seinfeld perform his stand-up act live in Philadelphia my senior year of high school. It remains one of my favorite, if not my favorite show, sporting event, or concert I’ve ever been too. It was classic Seinfeld. He didn’t curse once, and simply made observations about aspects of day-to-day life that are always prevalent but overlooked, until he brings them to your attention of course. I constantly laughed for an hour and a half, so I can’t even imagine what a dinner would be like. I would love to ask him about his upbringing in New York, his favorite venue’s he has performed at, his inspiration for the sitcom, his plans for the future, and more. Overall, I may not be learning any groundbreaking knowledge during my dinner, but I would sure have a great time.