Jerry Seinfeld to Make Los Angeles Stage Producing Debut

“Letters From a Nut by Ted L. Nancy” opens June 23 at the Geffen Playhouse

March 23, 2017
Jerry Seinfeld on the Stern Show in 2013 Jerry Seinfeld on the Stern Show in 2013 Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Jerry Seinfeld is expanding his repertoire.

The comedy legend and former Stern Show guest is taking another foray into theater production with the show “Letters From a Nut by Ted L. Nancy,” according to multiple reports published Thursday.

Based on Barry Marder’s best-selling series of books of prank letters by a man seeking assistance from corporations and government agencies, as well as the often well-meaning responses, “Letters From a Nut” will open at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles on June 23. The show, which also stars Marder, will be part of the theater’s Spotlight Entertainment Series.

Seinfeld’s connection to the material spans twenty years. When the original volume of “Letters From a Nut” was published in 1997, it featured an introduction by Seinfeld himself. Seinfeld has previously produced and directed Colin Quinn’s “Long Story Short” for the stage in New York in 2010.

The news follows Seinfeld’s recent blockbuster Netflix deal, which will see the comedian unleashing two stand-up specials and his Emmy-winning “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on the streaming service.

Read more about Seinfeld’s Los Angeles stage producing debut here.

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