Jerry Seinfeld live stand-up comedy returns to NY

Name: Jerry Seinfeld Animated character: Barry in

Name: Jerry Seinfeld
Animated character: Barry in "Bee Movie" Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Jerry Seinfeld will do a five-borough tour of single-night stand-up performances, beginning Oct. 4 at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan — the place he says he learned to be funny.

It will be the first time he'll present full live comedy performances in the city since his 1998 Broadway show, "I'm Telling You for the Last Time."

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There will be one performance in each of the five boroughs on Thursday nights in October and November.

He then plays Lehman Concert Hall in the Bronx on Oct. 11; Colden Auditorium at Queens College's Kupferberg Center for the Arts, in Flushing, on Oct. 18; the St. George Theatre on Staten Island on Nov. 1; and the Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College on Nov. 8. Former "Saturday Night Live" comic Colin Quinn will open each show.

Tickets go on sale at each venue's online box office and Ticketmaster on Monday.

Seinfeld says: "I was born in Brooklyn, went to school in Queens and started out as a comedian in Manhattan. I feel like New York City taught me how to be funny."

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