Seinfeld asked the comedy club if he could be “first on stage” for its reopening at 7 p.m. “They said ‘Yes,'” he wrote.
Still, Seinfeld told WCBS that the energy of performing was palpable.
“It felt like getting electrocuted in a good way,” Seinfeld said. “In the moment of a laugh, you forget every problem you’ve ever had.”
Patron Peter Arroyo of Brooklyn was happy about Seinfeld’s surprise appearance.
“He had new jokes, which were amazing as expected,” Arroyo said. “He’s still as funny as ever.”
Club owner Christopher Mazzilli said he is excited to have the club up and running again.
He told WCBS that being able to reopen at limited capacity was a welcomed surprise.
“A few months ago I thought it would be like another six or seven months,” Mazzilli said. “So, the fact that we’re open now, [I’m] really, really excited about it, as is my staff.”
Seinfeld has been rooting for New York from the start
A Brooklyn native, Seinfeld has been vocal about his belief that the city will recover strongly from the pandemic.
“We’re going to keep going with New York City if that’s all right with you,” he said. “And it will sure as hell be back. Because of all the real, tough New Yorkers who, unlike you, loved it and understood it, stayed and rebuilt it.
“See you at the club.”