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It’s time to put on your favourite puffy shirt and deck the Festivus tree – Jerry Seinfeld is coming to town.
Seinfeld, star of the top-rated 1990s TV sitcom of the same name that became a pop-culture touchstone for a generation, will be performing his stand-up comedy routine at the Moncton Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
It won’t be his first visit to the Maritimes. Seinfeld will be performing in Sydney, N.S., and Summerside, P.E.I., next month – not that there’s anything wrong with that – but it will be his first visit to Moncton.
And the fact that he’s coming is another tribute to the legacy of Ian Fowler.
Shane Porter, venues manager for the City of Moncton, says Seinfeld’s date here came about thanks to the relationship between Fowler – Moncton’s manager of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism who died earlier this month – and concert promoter Ken Craig.
“It’s no secret the promoter of the show is a friend of Moncton’s and had a great relationship with Ian and a few others here. Jerry Seinfeld is a huge name to land and we’re very proud.”
Porter says the Coliseum was chosen for the show because a performer of Seinfeld’s calibre typically plays for large theatre and stadium audiences. The seating capacity at the Coliseum is about 7,200. “His shows are very much like the TV series, meaning it’s not vulgar comedy and is open to the whole family. It will be the Jerry Seinfeld everyone knows and loves from the sitcom.”
Seinfeld’s 2012 North American tour also takes him to Harbour Station in Saint John on Friday, Feb. 3.