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Jerry Seinfeld performs on reopening night at Gotham Comedy Club

Jerry Seinfeld (L) -- seen here with his wife Jessica -- played the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City Friday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jerry Seinfeld (L) -- seen here with his wife Jessica -- played the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City Friday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 3 (UPI) -- Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld performed at New York City's Gotham Comedy Club when the venue reopened after being shuttered for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"You better believe I will be on stage tonight 8:00pm @GothamComedy Opening God Damn Night! NYC Lives!" Seinfeld tweeted Friday.

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He later changed the start time to 7 p.m.

The performance, which played to limited capacity, was sold out.

"It felt like getting electrocuted in a good way -- in a good way," Seinfeld told reporters after the show.

"The audience was great, and I was actually feeling like: 'Can I still do this?' You wonder if you remember. It's like not playing tennis for a year. And so, as soon as I get up, the audience exploded and I just felt so at home," he added. "And I love this club -- I love performing in New York. I didn't want to get emotional but I'm really excited to be helping to bring it back."

The comedy club opened in 1996. Its first stand-up performers were Paul Provenza, Mike Royce, Sara Silverman and Dave Chapelle.

Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer, Sebastian Maniscalco and Trevor Noah have also played there.

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