Seinfeld Unhappy About High Price Of U.K. Stand Up Tickets

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December 19, 2010 | 7:15pm EST

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has apologized to fans in the U.K. for the high cost of tickets for his first stand-up show in the country in 13 years, insisting he would be complaining to promoters about the $155 price tag.
The Seinfeld star will perform for one night only at London’s O2 Arena on 3 June and entrance to the gig ranges from $108 to $155.

The funnyman admits he trusted the event organisers to set prices at a reasonable rate and was not happy when he discovered how much devotees would have to spend to see him live.

He tells Britain’s Guardian newspaper, “I’m terribly, terribly sorry. I really had to let the English promoter guide us in that, because I don’t know that market that well. So I’m going to complain to him.”

But Seinfeld will be even more shocked to hear that scalpers snapped up tickets to his show and are reselling them online for hundreds more than face value.

Some of the stubs are being touted for as much as $500 each.