| by Kenneth Chase | 39 comments

Real Life Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment — Only in Reel Life Video

ever been watching a sitcom and seen where the character
lives and think to yourself, there’s no way that character
with that supposed job lives in this amazing apartment? And that is why we are profiling
sitcom apartments and finding their real-life
character counterparts in Only in Reel Life. Let’s go. Today we are meeting a real-life
Jerry Seinfeld, my favorite show from the ’90s. So I’m kind of psyched to see
what a real, working stand-up comic in New York
City lives like. He’s on the Upper West Side. He’s been on Letterman. He’s pretty much amazing. Let’s hope his house
is amazing. I don’t really know what
to expect yet. Here we are. And he’s Jewish. We’ve actually found a real-life
Hello, Newman. I like your place, Lenny. LENNY MARCUS: Thanks, Wasser. ERIKA STORM WASSER:
You’re welcome. You did good. LENNY MARCUS: Thanks
for coming. ERIKA STORM WASSER: So tell us
about who you are., what you– Come on. Brag a little. LENNY MARCUS: I’m
Lenny Marcus. I’ve been a stand-up comedian
for almost 18 years here in New York City. I run around to the clubs and
do shows every night. ERIKA STORM WASSER: So you are
a real-life Jerry Seinfeld. LENNY MARCUS: Yeah,
well, that’s pushing it a little bit. He’s famous. But that’s very sweet. ERIKA STORM WASSER: So tell
me about this apartment. LENNY MARCUS: I think it was a
converted hotel back in the, I want to say the ’30s. And so some of the walls
are very solid. And then if you go, like,
that wall is solid, but then this wall– [KNOCK ON WALL]. ERIKA STORM WASSER:That’s
so weird. LENNY MARCUS: So if you ever
have to leave in a hurry, just run right through. ERIKA STORM WASSER: So
what is your favorite part about this apartment? LENNY MARCUS: The size of this
room is my favorite part. I didn’t want to live like–
a lot of comics live with roommates and stuff. I was an event systems
engineer. Can I live like a human
being as a comic? I need a bigger space. But what I gave up on was,
well, the kitchen area. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Where’s
the kitchen? LENNY MARCUS: All
right, let’s go. This way. You passed it on the way in. ERIKA STORM WASSER: I
don’t think I can go in there with you. LENNY MARCUS: Yeah, you can. ERIKA STORM WASSER: OK. Here I go. LENNY MARCUS: This is it. Welcome to the kitchen. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Thanks. You are Jerry Seinfeld. You like cereal, he
likes cereal. His kitchen was a little bit
different than yours. LENNY MARCUS: Yeah, he had a
bigger kitchen, but he didn’t cook either. When did he cook on that show? Not once. Not once. ERIKA STORM WASSER: They
made sandwiches. They definitely made
sandwiches. LENNY MARCUS: Sandwiches. Well I could make
you a sandwich. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Could
you make me a sandwich? LENNY MARCUS: I could
make you a sandwich. You’d have to leave the room. ERIKA STORM WASSER: I’m pretty
sure this is a fire hazard. LENNY MARCUS: Probably. ERIKA STORM WASSER: I’m pretty
positive that this kitchen is a fire hazard. LENNY MARCUS: All right. Next room? ERIKA STORM WASSER: Next room. ERIKA STORM WASSER:
The bedroom. I like it. LENNY MARCUS: Thanks. ERIKA STORM WASSER: You have
really nice art and it’s spacious and light. And you have– this
is awesome. I mean, How many people
have this? Not so many. LENNY MARCUS: Well my goal in
comedy was to do the show and I did the show. There it is. ERIKA STORM WASSER:
What was it like to perform on Letterman? LENNY MARCUS: It was everything
I thought it was going to be. It was like the culmination
of a lot of hard work. And a lot of fun. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Where
do you write your jokes? LENNY MARCUS: Well, here’s my
joke, it’s that this is where everything happens. This is where nothing happens. So I write at the desk. ERIKA STORM WASSER: I feel like
this is like the Late Night desk. And now I’m a guest. LENNY MARCUS: You’re the
guest on the show? ERIKA STORM WASSER: I’m
a guest at your desk. LENNY MARCUS: Well Erika,
I hear you’re on a show called Spaces. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Yep. LENNY MARCUS: How’s
that going? LENNY MARCUS: It’s
really good. We get to go to awesome
people’s homes– LENNY MARCUS: We’ll be right
back with somebody more famous, actually. ERIKA STORM WASSER: What is your
favorite part about being a comedian? LENNY MARCUS: You know, on a
beautiful Tuesday afternoon, I’m outside rather than
in an office building. I really like that. ERIKA STORM WASSER:
By outside, do you mean behind me? LENNY MARCUS: I can
be out there. Out on the balcony? ERIKA STORM WASSER: Let’s
see the balcony. This is awesome! LENNY MARCUS: Thanks. ERIKA STORM WASSER: The
architecture across the street is really amazing. LENNY MARCUS: It’s amazing. That building is the
Ansonia Hotel. A lot of famous artists back
in the day lived in there. It’s one of the famous pieces
of the Upper West Side. ERIKA STORM WASSER: So the view
of life of a stand-up comic doesn’t look too
bad, if you ask me. LENNY MARCUS: Well, I got lucky
with this apartment back in the day, and it’s expensive
now, so you have to work really hard to keep it. ERIKA STORM WASSER: I have
to say, your apartment, Seinfeld’s apartment from what
we know of it, I mean, you’re kind of on track. LENNY MARCUS: It’s
going all right. It’s going all right. Let’s keep it like that. I’d like to keep the apartment,
and the career is going well, so let’s
keep it rolling. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Check
out Lenny Marcus. Lennymarcus.com. He’s on Facebook and Twitter. And Letterman. He’s amazing. Thanks again, and we’ll
see you guys soon. Hope you guys enjoyed
Only in Reel Life. Now we know that this is
how Seinfeld could have probably lived. HOST: You’ve been
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Edwin Bont

Mar 3, 2013, 6:32 pm Reply

The music is a bit too loud.

Chaz Evansdale

Mar 3, 2013, 9:04 pm Reply

I miss Arden, does anyone know where she went?

Frank Winkhorst

Mar 3, 2013, 9:40 pm Reply

Fun video.


Mar 3, 2013, 9:41 pm Reply

Music is to loud

Mulan 121

Mar 3, 2013, 10:07 pm Reply

I liked him.


Mar 3, 2013, 10:51 pm Reply

Like your last vid's,Keep going.


Mar 3, 2013, 3:15 am Reply

This was a pretty cool video!


Mar 3, 2013, 3:19 am Reply

Living Single with Queen Latifah


Mar 3, 2013, 3:25 am Reply

me too! i originally subscribed for arden


Mar 3, 2013, 6:40 am Reply

I hated the Seinfeld show. A bunch of whiny NY jews who thought they were soooo fucking witty, when they were just neurotic and self-absorbed–"I'm so funny and smart." No you aren't fuck you.

Kyle T. Sasloe

Mar 3, 2013, 11:57 pm Reply

Somebody has an inferiority complex, bad.

Kyle T. Sasloe

Mar 3, 2013, 11:59 pm Reply

I always think about this when watching movies. You have some girl/guy who is a struggling (actor,musician,dancer,etc.) who works as a waitress,bartender, whatever, and they have this huge apartment. If that was real life, they would be living in some cramped dingy loft apartment somewhere off the beaten path in one of 5 boroughs. Not spacious accommodations in Manhattan.


Mar 3, 2013, 4:05 am Reply

how about the bangbangtheory guy apartment or pennys


Mar 3, 2013, 1:31 pm Reply

haha right!!! that was the whole thought behind this show 🙂 check out the Carrie Bradshaw or Will & Grace apartment episodes.


Mar 3, 2013, 1:32 pm Reply

i've never seen that one! what channel?


Mar 3, 2013, 1:32 pm Reply

hmm big bang theory could be fun…


Mar 3, 2013, 1:32 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2013, 1:32 pm Reply

hes pretty awesome check him out online : Lenny Marcus


Mar 3, 2013, 1:32 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2013, 1:33 pm Reply

haha the kitchen is too damn small for any person


Mar 3, 2013, 2:16 am Reply

Music is too loud to hear what they are saying without being distracted! This is the 2nd video that I have experienced this with. I see other people have thought this as well.


Mar 3, 2013, 2:58 pm Reply

sorry!!! We'll keep an ear out 🙂

Kath Borup

Apr 4, 2013, 12:55 pm Reply

I like the concept for this segment!


May 5, 2013, 3:26 am Reply

The first shot is really badly out of focus. The background is in focus and she isn't.


Jun 6, 2013, 11:50 pm Reply

Hey how does the little thingy on the door let people know you are Jewish??


Jul 7, 2013, 10:05 am Reply

That's not Jerry! It's Bizarro Jerry. Do a Spaces episode on Kramer.


Jul 7, 2013, 10:09 am Reply

You're an idiot with no taste.


Jul 7, 2013, 1:28 pm Reply

hahah bizarro jerry.


Jul 7, 2013, 1:29 pm Reply

Its a mezuzah… its a prayer scroll that people of the jewish faith put on door frames to bless their homes

Татьяна Кари

Jul 7, 2013, 12:56 pm Reply

what a nice guy with great sence of humor, can i have his email, please?


Sep 9, 2013, 2:08 am Reply

Someone should do a video about Jane Fonda's movie apartments in New York. The "reality" of media apartments is that they have to be big enough to film in. Almost makes you wonder if the "great room" fad didn't start with residences designed with filming in mind.

Niall Rooney

Oct 10, 2013, 7:46 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2015, 9:38 pm Reply

Whats the deal with the hip borg the dullest people have there own shows about other dull people.She couldnt find an interesting guy in New York!!!!!!.


Mar 3, 2015, 9:52 pm Reply

That Jew York comment lol you have to love Youtube.
"No soup for you".


Mar 3, 2016, 2:30 am Reply

If I saw this couch in the trash I will leave it in the trash.


Oct 10, 2016, 4:40 am Reply

so what makes this a seinfeld apartment? it has walls and is in new york? is that even new york? i didn't even watch the video because it's so uninteresting. in any case please investigate 10/11

Agent N

Mar 3, 2018, 1:52 pm Reply

This is dumb, there i said it

Tony Bicycle

Jan 1, 2019, 2:16 am Reply

Why did they spell real with two e's ?

The Feisty Cat

May 5, 2019, 5:52 am Reply

That’s not Seinfeld’s apartment u moron

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