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Seinfeld moments with Jerry, George and Wale

Jerry Seinfeld returns to South Florida this month with Hard Rock Live shows following close behind performances by two of his most famous coffee-shop companions, George Costanza and Wale.

Still no firm release date for the new Wale album, called “The Album About Nothing,” a follow-up to the mixtape EP he put out just before Christmas, “Festivus.” Yes, Wale has a “Seinfeld” thing.

The Washington, D.C.-based rapper, signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, is now on tour in support of  “The Album About Nothing,” with a performance scheduled for Feb. 11 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale ($25, JoinTheRevolution.net). In December, Wale casually tweeted a March 31 release for the album, which he has indicated includes some collaboration with Seinfeld.

If Wale and Seinfeld seem like an odd musical team, their comedy relationship is a rich one. The interviews the two did for Complex magazine, set, of course, in a New York coffee shop and rambling from the burdens of celebrity to sneakers to strip clubs, are gold. Gold, Jerry.

When he is not helping rappers handle the haters, Seinfeld, of course, can be seen capturing a new generation of fans with the web series  “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on Crackle.  Season 5 favorites include Fred Armisen, Amy Schumer and Kevin Hart.   Can Wale be far behind?

Seinfeld also stays sharp by revisiting his stand-up roots, and he’ll return to South Florida for two nights at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Feb. 27-28. Reserved seats are $169, $139, $104 and $79 at MyHRL.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, including  Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

Seinfeld’s other coffee-shop partner, Costanza alter ego Jason Alexander, also is coming to town with his one-man show, “An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair,” at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

The variety show includes stand-up comedy, music and audience participation, with Alexander co-starring with the “little friend” he began wearing off and on to the curiosity/amusement of ... well, everybody. Especially those “Seinfeld” fans who remember the George Costanza toupee episode.

Like any resourceful artist, the frequent South Florida visitor (the “hair system” was off at Alexander’s November appearance at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival) has taken the reaction to his head and had fun with it. As he tweeted after a toupeed appearance on the Craig Ferguson talk show: “and before you all start ragging on my rug -- let me say this, my nipples are fake, too. I don't care to discuss it further.”

Tickets for “An Evening With Jason Alexander and His Hair,” starting at $52, are available at CoralSpringsCenterfortheArts.com, 954-344-5990 and at the box office (2855 Coral Springs Drive). VIP tickets, which include a meet-and-greet with Alexander, are $200. Proceeds benefit Congregation Kol Tikvah, celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the Scleroderma Foundation. 

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