Comedian "You can't get bigger than me," marvels subject Jerry Seinfeld during a nightclub routine, "and look, I'm still s -- -." You have to wonder… Comedian "You can't get bigger than me," marvels subject Jerry Seinfeld during a nightclub routine, "and look, I'm still s -- -." You have to wonder…
Video Review

COMEDIAN (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 13, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Documentary; With: Jerry Seinfeld; Distributor: Miramax

''You can't get bigger than me,'' marvels subject Jerry Seinfeld during a nightclub routine, ''and look, I'm still s -- -.'' You have to wonder whether that's just a way for this master of self-deprecation to massage his ego -- but that said, Christian Charles' breezy documentary, which intercuts Seinfeld's attempt to develop a new stand-up act with the antics of an up-and-coming goofball named Orny Adams, offers an unexpectedly sympathetic look at a celebrated zillionaire while giving a fresh, candid glimpse into the mechanics of his profession.

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints
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