Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

COMIC CONVERGENCE; Jerry Seinfeld, Daniel Tosh Perform Just Three Blocks Apart Tonight

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

COMIC CONVERGENCE; Jerry Seinfeld, Daniel Tosh Perform Just Three Blocks Apart Tonight

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Byline: TOM SZAROLETA

In a cosmic comic convergence for the ages, two hugely popular stand-up comedians are doing shows in Jacksonville tonight - three blocks apart.

Jerry Seinfeld, who plays at the Times-Union Center, is a classic old school comic. He's Jewish, grew up in New York and made his name performing in clubs and on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" before making it big with his own television show.

Daniel Tosh, who plays two shows at the Florida Theatre, is the hip young upstart. He grew up in Florida (he graduated from Astronaut High School in Titusville and the University of Central Florida) and made his name performing in clubs and in a series of Taco Bell commercials before making it big with own television show.

Seinfeld is the ultimate '90s icon, the guy who put shrinkage, "yada, yada, yada," the Soup Nazi, magic loogies, "master of your domain," puffy shirts, "not that there's anything wrong with that," Festivus, man hands and Mulva into the popular lexicon.

Tosh is more of a '10s kind of guy, and he's all over Comedy Central. "Tosh.O," his late-night video clips show, has more viewers than the network's heavyweights, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. He's done a Comedy Central stand-up special, performed on several of Comedy Central shows and put out a CD on Comedy Central Records. His blog, at www.comedycentral/tosh.0, gets hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Seinfeld has played in Jacksonville before. He sold out the Times-Union Center, which seats about 3,000, twice in 2002, twice in 2003, twice in 2006 and once in 2008. There were just a few seats remaining earlier this week for tonight's show.

Tosh, who famously described Florida as "hot, flat and a little dumb," has never played Jacksonville. …

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