Sein of the times - US comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld announces June 2011 O2 Arena show

Posted: 15th December 2010

For lovers of American sit-com characters that don't insist on gurning to the camera with chiselled chins and scatty mannerisms (say hello to my little 'Friends'), 'Seinfeld' proved to be a successful breath of fresh-air in the 90s, relying on sharp scripts written with Larry David. Paranoia and social faux-pas, it was a sort of "How Not to Live Your Life" with jumpers tucked in trousers - but funnier.

After the show came to an end, its founder and co-writer Jerry Seinfeld opted to return to stand-up (the sitcom often opened with him in character performing on stage) and you can now have a chance to see the man in action next summer in London.

Seinfeld has announced a very rare UK show at the O2 Arena on 3rd June but tickets are not cheap - in fact you could be forgiven he's left his phone number on the tickets - £90/£100! Still, it IS his first UK visit since, well we can't remember to be honest. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am.

Paul Pledger