When Chris Rock spoke to Vulture earlier this week about his new comedy, Top Five, he predicted that Jerry Seinfeld’s cameo would be “the big shock of the movie. I mean, it’s Jerry Seinfeld in an R-rated movie, so it’s kind of like a special effect in itself.” So, of course, I had my eye out for Seinfeld onscreen as the movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival late last night.
He shows up near the end, along with Adam Sandler, at a strip club bachelor party for Chris Rock’s famous-comedian character, Andre, who has just released a movie about the Haitian slave rebellion in a bid to get taken seriously, and whose career is so close to Dancing With the Stars desperation that the best thing going for him is his upcoming, to-be-televised marriage to a reality TV star (Gabrielle Union). “Don’t get a mistress!” Seinfeld warns him. “Whack off! Even if she finds a live vagina in your pocket, deny it!” Was Seinfeld as shocking as Rock predicted? Nah. I’d nominate DMX for best, most self-effacing cameo. But it was pretty funny to see Jerry Seinfeld gyrating in slow motion in a sea of breasts as he pulls out a wad of $100 bills and makes it rain.