As reported by Deadline, a new Jerry Seinfeld stand-up special entitled “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill” is heading to Netflix, marking the second time the comedian has collaborated with the streaming service to release an original special.
In September 2017, Netflix released the first of his specials, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” where he performed at a comedy club in New York that was integral to starting his career. The hour-long special received critical acclaim, with director Michael Bonfligio earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. An album of the special was released, which earned Seinfeld a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album; however he lost to Dave Chappelle’s “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas.”
The show was recorded recently and, according to Deadline, was filmed in New York at the Beacon Theatre and “was part of the Seinfeld co-creator and star’s residency at the venue, the last few shows of which were curtailed by the Coronavirus last month.”
The special will arrive on Netflix May 5, with other works featuring Seinfeld already available on the streaming service such as “Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian,” “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” and “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You for the Last Time.”
Seinfeld has had an accomplished career across many different mediums, with the comedy series “Seinfeld,” perhaps his crowning achievement. The series earned him several Emmy nominations throughout its run, and he won as a producer on the show. He also wrote the animated feature film “Bee Movie,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Animated Film category.
Netflix has released many special stand-ups over the years, with recent works including shows from Marc Maron, Pete Davidson, and Leslie Jones this year.