Jerry Seinfeld due in town - but he needs new material
Someone send Seinfeld a list of London restaurants - he's way out of date
The New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform his first stand-up gig in Britain for more than 20 years when he comes to the O2 Arena in London next summer for one night only.
For his UK fans, it won't be a moment too soon. It's a long time since the Seinfeld show got a regular airing on British TV - not since 2007 when Virgin 1 gave the world's most successful comedy half-hour a brief outing.
However, he may need to work on his material. Interviewed by the Guardian about coming to the UK, he fell back on the age-old American myth that food in London is all Brown Windsor soup and meat and two veg.
Asked to explain his long absence, he said: "Well it's not because of the food. I like the food, I'm a big fan of brown things."
Another problem is fans moaning about the prices of tickets for the June 3 gig, which went on sale today - the starting price is £70.
"I'm terribly, terribly sorry," Seinfeld said. "I really had to let the English promoter guide us in that because I don't know the market that well. So I'm going to complain to him. People complain to me... I'm going to complain to him." ·
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