The rise of social media, most notably Twitter, has done wonders for up and coming comedians looking for their “big break.” Just as the exposure provided by TV and movies can help launch a career, so too can a few viral tweets. Still, the frequent advances in technology have also served to benefit comedians who were around well before jokes were reduced to 140 characters or less.
After his hit television show ended in 1998, star Jerry Seinfeld triumphantly returned to stand-up, and has since lent his talents for cameos, guest spots, commercials, and more. Recently, Seinfeld found a fresh way to integrate and share his comedy with the masses exclusively online. The 2012 Internet comedy series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, featured 10 episodes of casual conversation between Seinfeld and some big names including Larry David, Ricky Gervais, and Alec Baldwin, just to name a few. The series wrapped up in September, but it appears it was enough to whet the appetite of fans longing for a new dose of Seinfeld. In fact, two competing Twitter accounts are helping to do just that as @SeinfeldStories and @SeinfeldToday are giving followers a taste of potential plotlines as if the show were still on the air.
Kramer writes modernized Happy Days fan fiction. Jerry: "You can't just give Fonzie a beeper and expect laughs."— Seinfeld Stories (@SeinfeldStories) December 12, 2012
George buys Groupons for movie tickets, sells them for a profit at the theater. Newman gets into 4chan. Jerry goes to an SNL after party.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 18, 2012
With over 1.5 million followers of his own and counting, the comedian can quickly and easily dish out his thoughts, but if you'd rather opt for the live experience, check out our stock of Jerry Seinfeld tickets for one of his many shows lined up in the New Year.
Fellow veteran comedians like Brian Regan, Jeff Dunham, Jim Gaffigan, and Lewis Black have also reaped the benefits of social media, with each boasting thousands of followers in which to test out material, promote shows and specials, and communicate with fans in a way not previously available.
While Seinfeld and company were already household names by the time social media took over, many have utilized the services to build their own brands. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google hangouts, and even podcasts, the likes of Rob Delaney, Daniel Tosh, Marc Maron, and Louis C.K. have found the audiences they deserve. With the ability to reach over six million Twitter followers at the push of a button, Kevin Hart saw his stock rise substantially in just the past year alone thanks to his highly successful Let Me Explain Tour.
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