Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo
June 20, 7 p.m.
$48, $63, $79
millerauditorium.com, (800) 228-9858
Without a doubt, Jerry Seinfeld is one of those comedians whose tireless work ethic and clear-cut commitment to quality comedy have made him a ubiquitous presence in the pop culture sphere. Indeed, the abdicated king of prime time has been ruling the roost from circa 1980-something to, well, who knows when the Seinfeld gravy train will finally pull in for its final station stop? Could be 10 years from now. Could be 20. Could happen longer after the phrase "yadda yadda yadda" has fallen far from the popular lexicon and everyone is instead speaking a combination of Mandarin and English. (We've all seen "Firefly"; this is obviously coming.) After enjoying widespread mainstream success, it's always a treat to watch a truly gifted comedian make the return-to-roots pilgrimage and deliver to the people what they've always wanted in the first place: everything from raucous laughter all the way up the gamut to side-splitting guffaw. C'mon – you're already on a last name-basis with Seinfeld. Time to join him in a last laugh acquaintanceship, too.