Seinfeld, Rock Warm Up Ahead Of Comedy Festival In Las Vegas

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says the airport bathroom sex sting involving Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is "one of the greatest things to have ever happened" in comedy.

Seinfeld got together with funny man Chris Rock on Tuesday to talk to reporters by phone about their back-to-back headline performances at Caesars Palace for The Comedy Festival in mid-November.

They couldn't help but joke about the Republican senator who announced he would step down after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct for allegedly trying to solicit sex from an undercover officer in an adjacent bathroom stall.

Craig's excuse was that he had a wide stance.

"He's the senator from Idaho whose legacy will be, I like to spread my legs on the toilet so that my underwear doesn't hit the ground," Seinfeld said.

"For me it's such a perfect event. You know a senator, the airport, the badge. The guy puts the badge underneath, I mean, what are the odds these two guys could possibly meet in an airport bathroom?"

"I mean if you go sit in a stall. I'm going to sit down in this toilet and wait for someone to try something," Seinfeld said.

"It's very unromantic."

Rock said he found the setting unappealing.

"I can't have sex with the TV on. If I'm distracted, it's not happening right? I mean just the smell."

This year's Comedy Festival, the third annual gathering of comics from around the country, will have fewer televised portions, except for a variety show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

With a poke at dogfighting charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, Rock said that meant almost anything goes.

"You can't kill dogs. But other than that, everything else. You want to shoot a deer on stage? Legal."

The festival runs Nov. 14-17 in Las Vegas.


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