Jerry Seinfeld's unique brand of "observational humor" has made him one of the most popular and most imitated comedians in America. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Massapequa, Seinfeld began hitting the club circuit the night he graduated from Queens College. His work paid off when he became a regular guest on Late Night With David Letterman and The Tonight Show. Network and cable specials followed, and in 1990, he was given the creative outlet of a lifetime: his own network sitcom. With his partner, Larry David , Seinfeld created a show about "nothing". By 1993, his eponymous off-beat TV series had become a huge hit, both with the critics and with viewers, and that year won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series. The extraordinarily successful series remained at the top of the ratings going into its ninth, and final, season. Since "Seinfeld" the show ended in 1998, Seinfeld the comedian has kept a low profile. He got married, had a few children and still tours the country doing stand-up. Seinfeld made a return to the public eye with the 2002 documentary film "Comedian," which chronicled his efforts to create a brand-new stand-up comedy act after permanently retiring his sharpest material on HBO's 1998 special "I'm Telling You for the Last Time." The result was a portrait of the sometimes agonizing path a comic treads to make people laugh and the lingering insecurities that plague even the most successful performers. In his first major foray back into the media since the finale of Seinfeld, he co-wrote and co-produced the film Bee Movie, also taking on the lead role of Barry B. Benson. In February 2010, Seinfeld premiered a reality TV series called The Marriage Ref on NBC. Seinfeld was more recently directing Colin Quinn in the Broadway show Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York which ran until January 8, 2011.