“The Taliban?” says Jerry Seinfeld in front of a packed auditorium at the Palace Theater in Cleveland. “Sounds like an anti-smoking group. When I first heard about them, I thought, ‘How the hell did they take over a country?’ “
As every die-hard Seinfeld fan knows, over the past year-and-a-half, the comedian has taken a more edgy act on the road.
But audiences who missed his stand-up gigs may be in luck soon: Director Christian Charles and producer Gary Streiner, the Ogilvy & Mather creatives who made Seinfeld’s American Express commercials, have filmed a behind-the-scenes documentary while following him around the country.
Titled “The Comedian,” the 100-minute pic, shot on mini DV, offers up Seinfeld post-bachelorhood — a less private comic able to mock singleness and marriage at the same time.
Doc also features other stand-ups Seinfeld encountered on the circuit. No distrib is yet in place.