On Tuesday, Jerry Seinfeld's new Netflix stand-up special, "23 Hours To Kill," was released. Leading up to the debut of the new set on the streaming platform, Seinfeld gave an interview where he discussed a variety of things pertaining to the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

According to USA Today, the "Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee" creator spoke to journalists on a conference call about his thoughts on performing during and after the pandemic. While he confirmed that he does have plans to go back out on the road at some point, he indicated that he was not willing to compromise certain parts of a live show that may be necessary in the near future.

"If you're going into a theater and it's only one quarter full and everybody's got 10 seats between them, I don't know if that's worth doing for me," he said, adding, "I'm going to wait until everyone does feel comfortable gathering so that you can relax and have a good time. I'm happy to wait – I don't want to compromise the experience."

Continuing, he said, "When you go see a comedian that you love and you laugh, it's a great release. And I think people are going to want and need it very much when the time comes. But I want to wait 'til we can really do it."

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The "Seinfeld" star then revealed that when the day does come that he returns to performing live stand-up routines, he will likely stray from covering the novel coronavirus during his act. However, he shared, there is one particular joke that could make it through.

After stating that he had previously discussed that very issue with "Saturday Night Live" alum Colin Quinn, he said that he likely would not refer to the pandemic in future sets as people may "be sick of it by the time we get into those venues," but, he mused, "a great joke is a great joke if you have a great joke about the virus."

Elaborating on this point, he added, "What I've been saying about it is, if I was another virus, I would be intensely jealous of this virus coming up with this 'two weeks of no symptoms' idea. It's like the most brilliant bit that a virus ever thought of: that we can spread without them knowing that we're in there. So, you know, the virus has got some very clever stuff."

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Seinfeld's classic NBC sitcom, which will be relocating from Hulu to Netflix in 2021, was also a topic of conversation during the conference call. At one point, he was asked whether he would be most interested in watching Jerry, Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George (Jason Alexander) or Kramer (Michael Richards) navigate the current coronavirus crisis.

To that, he replied, "I think George would be the most interesting, trying to deal with the social distancing. I feel like the others would really like it and really enjoy the lack of social difficulties that they always have."

However, those who are holding out hope to see a coronavirus-themed special from either him or co-creator Larry David will likely be disappointed, as Seinfeld revealed that the thought of taking on such a task seems like "a lot of work."

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Jerry Seinfeld -- seen here at the Emmys in 2016 -- will be available on Netflix in 2021. AFP/Robyn Beck