This weekend legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld performed at the Globe arena in Stockholm. He is a world class artist and made the whole Globe spin around with his genius humor. It was the american sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998) who made Jerry Seinfeld a legendary star in Sweden. Just as the sitcom his standup touches the audience by ’mirroring’ life’s annoying moments that we can’t escape from – he turns them around in a genius way so that we enjoy them. In my opinion he performs ’comedy therapy’ on the audience (laughter is the best health medicine on earth).
This evening the standup comedian Jerry was not bigger than the picture in this blogpost (Globe arena is huge). There is no question whether Jerry is a world class artist (and does not depend on body size). Sometimes he is too professional and it creates a distance, but he balances it elegantly by adding some local jokes about Sweden and IKEA. It is not what he was saying or how he was saying it, I think it is something magical over his persona. In someway is he signing a contract with the audience, saying: we are going to have a good time in 90 minutes and during that time saying nothing else than that life can be fun. One of his opening lines pointed out this feeling excellently:
Were out here to convince ourself, that our life doesn’t suck.
Credit to the RAW Comedy Club how arrange this show.