Step Away from the Pop-Tarts, Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld in 23 Hours to Kill (Netflix)
A lot of stale humor pads his new Netflix standup set.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here are only two opinions people have of anything anymore, Jerry Seinfeld notes in his latest Netflix standup set, 23 Hours to Kill: “It’s great!” or “It sucks.” Seinfeld himself is great! He’s the most successful comic in the entire history of laughs. He’ll soon be the world’s first comedy billionaire (and one of only a handful of performing artists of any kind ever to reach that level). All of this is well deserved. But stretches of Jerry’s new special are . . . let’s just say, not great.

Forty years ago the man was making jokes about breakfast cereal. Today he’s making


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