Jerry Seinfeld: ‘I don’t like stand-up comedians who swear’

On the eve of his O2 Arena show in London, sitcom star says he's no fan of cussing onstage

Jerry Seinfeld has revealed he doesn’t like stand-up comedians who use swearing as part of their act.

The star of hit US sitcom Seinfeld, who performs his first UK gig for 13 years at London‘s O2 Arena on Friday (June 3), admits he’s not a big fan of bad language onstage.

He told Shortlist: “Most of the time, when you hear the dirty words sprinkled in, it’s someone who’s lost and scared and uses swearing to save their tail.


“It’s a style thing for me. It’s not a question of not wanting to be offensive – it’s just my approach.”

The star’s last show in the UK was also in London, at the Palladium in July 1998.

To check the availability of Jerry Seinfeld tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.