Jack, shut the hell up, you think you're great talking over the internet. Go away.
Now the show. Absolutely brilliant. The opening act was Tom Poppa, who I had never heard of, but he did some very good material. Then Jerry came out.
"So.... Hartford." Yup, that's right, Hartford Connecticut.
"This is a great city. What? What are you laughing at?" Perfect start.
He starts off doing some material about being out, it wasn't the same stuff he used to do, it was kind of like improved or revised. Then he got going on news, why they have the bar scorlling at the bottom of the news, interrupting the news for breaking news. Got on weather, "If we get a five day forecast, shouldn't we only need the weather once every five days??"
He moved on to the Middle East "Maybe the reason they're so mad is cause of all that sand and no water, there should be a beach."
That moved him on to suicide bombers which brought him to Kamikaze pilots.
Then he got around to doctors and medicines. He used the Itching, Burning, Redness bit from Letterman. Then he talked about the purple pill. "What's with these pills that have the commercials that don't say what the pill is for. They just show the people climbing mountains, maybe they should come down and take their pill?"
Then he did a little thing on Cialis. "They have it, right in the commericial, if an erection lasts you more than 4 hours, call a doctor. I'm calling someone! But really, what's the doctor going to do about it? How are me and him going to sort this out??"
He also did some Mad Cow disease, the cheese on pizza bit from Letterman as well. He talked about those new pants where you can pull a "rip cord" as he called it, and the wasteband will expand. He then did about a half hour on family, all about family. Good stuff, but I can't remember any of it.
He ended up with a nice little bit about how close sucks and great are. "We should see that movie, I heard it's great. Really? I heard it sucks." Classic Seinfeld material.
He closed the show with a question and answer as he normally does. Of course someone asked him to do a hello Newman. I wanted to get one out there about "The Bee Movie" which he is writing, but I was drowned out. He only answered the questions from the closer people.
Basically, greatest night of my life. Great material, great performance, everything worked out perfect. If you get the chance, it's every bit as good as his older material.