Yo La Tengo Performs Entire ‘Seinfeld’ Episode

Yo La Tengo have always pulled weird stunts — an eight nights of Chanukah concert run, a radio call-in show in which the band played any song requested live on air — but this is by for the weirdest. At a show in Chicago over the weekend, Yo La Tengo did a staged reading of an entire episode of Seinfeld.

Leader Ira Kaplan played Jerry, and dressed for the part. A fan captured most of the performance on video. It’s not terrible — Ira as Jerry is especially good — but I’d be kind of pissed if I’d shelled out to see the band and ended up watching a poorly rendered episode of an old sitcom. Judging from the howling laughter of the crowd, though, I think it went over pretty well. Plus they played a sixteen song set after the performance. Andy Kaufman would be proud.

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