By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated April 16, 2002 01:00 PM
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The comic who had a sitcom about, well, nothing is about to star in a documentary about, well, himself. Variety reports that Miramax Films has secured a deal for worldwide rights to “Comedian,” a reality-based feature about Jerry Seinfeld’s year on the road doing standup gigs following the end of his NBC sitcom, “Seinfeld.” No release date has been announced. The comedian, who turns 48 at the end of this month, financed the documentary himself, says Variety. Christian Charles and Gary Streiner, the Ogilvy and Mather creative executives who made Seinfeld’s American Express commercials, directed and produced, respectively. Also featured in the 100-minute film, which was shot on digital video, are Seinfeld pals Colin Quinn, Chris Rock and Garry Shandling, though the film largely centers around his onstage comedy routines. Reporting on his appearance in Washington, D.C, last January, PEOPLE.com said Seinfeld, clutching the mike and wearing a three-button suit and tie, chatted about many things, including dating — though that was something in his past, given that he and his wife of two years, Jessica Sklar, are the proud parents of daughter Sascha, who turned 1 in November. But he still remembers doing it. “Twenty-five years of dating. Do you know how exhausting that is? ‘So your sister is leasing a Hyundai Elantra?'” he said, feigning a yawn. “‘I’d like to sleep with you, but I’m having trouble hanging in. I’ve got to be honest. I don’t want another drink. I’ll take a Ritalin if you have it.'”