PORTLAND (AP) – After a year or so of talks, Merrill Auditorium has landed Jerry Seinfeld.

Seinfeld will perform his standup routine on Sept. 10 at the auditorium, the smallest venue on Seinfeld’s current touring schedule of nine theaters and auditoriums around the country.

Seinfeld was the creator of the sitcom bearing his name that became one of the most successful shows in television history.

The sitcom, which was said to be about “nothing,” focused on the everyday lives of several quirky New Yorkers. It ended its run five years ago and Seinfeld vowed to return to his roots as a standup comic.

Merrill officials had been working to schedule the show for about a year.

Seinfeld’s company, J&S Touring, was interested in Merrill right away but couldn’t find the right date to schedule a show.

Merrill staff members kept working with J&S for the next year or so. The Sept. 10 date was announced Monday.

AP-ES-07-22-03 0811EDT

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