Jerry Seinfeld performed to a large audience this weekend at the Winspear Opera House.
Seinfeld's Saturday performance was for "A Night to Remember," a charity event benefiting CitySquare. Seinfeld covered topics such as aging, raising children, traffic, and terrible restaurant reviews. The comedian received lots of laughs and a standing ovation at the end of his performance.
- Seinfeld says that he only hangs out with his married friends and has nothing to talk about with single people.
- He described taking a vacation as "fighting with your children in a more exotic location."
- Seinfeld feels like we should be more honest with our restaurant recommendations. Most restaurants aren't great. (Leslie Brenner agrees!)
- Age has made Seinfeld less curious about things. Been there, done that.
- Seinfeld really hates Hungry-Man dinners. He says that bland taste of those TV dinners motivated him to do something with his life.
Jerry Seinfeld has been a constant fixture in U.S. entertainment since his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. His successful television show Seinfeld ran for nine seasons was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide.
Seinfeld has also produced a Broadway hit, Colin Quin Long Story Short, and wrote a best-selling book called Seinlanguage.
His latest project is the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which has garnered more than 100 million views.
Comedy for a cause
Seinfeld was the latest headliner for CitySquare's A Night to Remember charity events. Past performers include Diana Ross (2013), Aretha Franklin (2014), and Jay Leno (2011).
CitySquare is a Dallas-based charity that started out as a small food pantry 28 years ago. Although it still operates a food pantry, CitySquare has expanded to include a clinic, workforce training services, and a 53,000 square foot "Opportunity Center" that serves low-income residents of East and South Dallas.