Comedians In Cars Getting CoffeeLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Is it Jerry Seinfeld's fault that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has "finally run out of gas"?
"What’s next in lazy, car-based, non-comedy?” Zach Galifianakis asked teasingly to Seinfeld on his Comedians in Cars episode. But Galifianakis was asking a pretty good question. When it premiered in 2012, Comedians in Cars featured relaxed and impromptu conversations where insight and promotion weren't the goal, says Hank Stuever. "Now," says Stuever, "the show plays as if Seinfeld has belatedly realized he’s part of a terrible surplus of chitchat, a narcissistic loop of elite gab. A project once meant to illuminate the mutual regard comedians have for one another now plays like one more task they add to their list of appearances on multiple platforms, from the full-glam, late-night appearance to lowly garage-set podcast. In expensive, collectible cars that mainly emphasize the wealth gap between Seinfeld and the audience, celebrities are hopping in with Jerry and finding they have nothing much to say anymore. They’re talked-out. The current season features a surprising degree of disconnect and even boredom with the idea — one dud ride after another: Ellen DeGeneres looks exhausted, almost as if she had the date wrong on her calendar but decided to go ahead and get it over with. John Mulaney, usually so quick on the draw, seems more interested in shopping for a hallway rug than engaging in any sharp interplay with Seinfeld."
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee shows how Jerry Seinfeld's humor was perfect for the 1990s but out of sync for 2018
"No one would ever accuse Seinfeld of being woke, but there are times in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee when he seems to be the anti-woke," says Jen Chaney, citing Seinfeld's jokes this season about Harvey Weinstein and using retrograde phrases like "this is gay." The first Netflix season, she adds, "demonstrates, purely by accident, why Seinfeld’s humor felt so right in the 1990s and feels less in sync with the current moment. The ‘90s were steeped in postmodernism: irony, satire, and sarcasm were celebrated qualities in works of mainstream pop culture. Seinfeld’s blasé attitude and his gift for highlighting and questioning societal minutiae fit in perfectly in that era and, ultimately, exemplified it. But in 2018, when the world is bursting apart every five minutes, complaining about little things comes across as selfish and being ambivalent is considered a flaw."
- Seinfeld wears out his welcome, from the tone-deaf comments to the shameless Lavazza coffee product placement that permeates every single episode: "Considering how much money both Seinfeld and Netflix have, you’ve got to wonder: Do they really need to keep this sponsorship deal alive? It’s distracting," says Greg Morabito.
- Seinfeld explains why Comedians in Cars avoids political comedy: "I think political comedy is great — I think any comedy is great — but my personal love is the pure joke, the pure great joke that’s funny even if you hear it in 10 years"
- Ranking every new Comedians in Cars episode
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
John Mulaney discussed with Jerry Seinfeld his failed Fox Seinfeld-like sitcom
The Fox sitcom Mulaney, which ran for 13 episodes in the 2014-15 season, couldn't escape comparisons to Seinfeld. On a new episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Mulaney brought up his terrible sitcom experience. "The experience of doing a sitcom was such a slow process getting it on the air that once it was on the air I felt double confident that this was it," Mulaney told Seinfeld. "And then... uh... and then you show it to people. And they say, 'nope.'" ALSO: "Seinfeld Current Day" Twitter account takes on NBC's Twitter.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres tells Jerry Seinfeld: "The world is such a scary place right now, in so many ways"
On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the usually sunny Ellen expressed her concern with the state of the world. “You have children and there’s North Korea and there’s fires, there’s storms. It just overwhelms me with dread," she said. When she asked Seinfeld if he “goes to those places” in his head, he immediately replied, “No.”
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Jerry Seinfeld is disappointed that it's a friend who is suing over Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Seinfeld says of Christian Charles' lawsuit: "I don’t know if you remember my TV series; a friend of mine sued me for $100 million that I took the whole idea from him. It’s a guy who lives in Queens. … When we did Bee Movie, there was guy who said, 'I was going to do a movie about bees, so you owe us everything.' It’s unfortunate when it’s a … friend, and they decide to go for the money instead … That’s not the nicest moment, but I’m used to it."
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Alec Baldwin offers another controversial #MeToo opinion in his return to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Baldwin, who appeared on Season 1 of Jerry Seinfeld's web series, will be the first repeat guest when Comedians in Cars returns next Friday. While riding with Seinfeld, Baldwin expressed worry that the #MeToo movement has made him hesitant to put his arm around his wife. “I put my arm around my wife’s waist and then went, ‘Oh, I’m sorry! Was that inappropriate?’” Baldwin said. To which Seinfeld responded: “You may be over implementing the new guidelines.”
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee touts its short length in its first Netflix official trailer
The Jerry Seinfeld-hosted series, which debuts on Netflix on July 12, says: "Don’t worry. Our little series isn’t a big production. There’s no backstory, no plotline, no fuss. We like to think short."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 2:05PM EDT
Comedians in Cars' 10th season to feature Kate McKinnon, Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney and the return of Alec Baldwin
Netflix announced the official lineup for the 12-episode 10th season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which will be the first on its streaming service. Joining the previously announced Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Lewis (who taped his episode months before his death last August) are Chappelle, his Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan, Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Dana Carvey, Hasan Minhaj and Brian Regan. Alec Baldwin, who already did a Comedians in Cars episode in 2012, will be the first to return to the series. Season 10 premieres on July 6.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Jerry Seinfeld has three reasons why the lawsuit accusing him of stealing Comedians in Cars is baseless
In court documents filed in response to Christian Charles' lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Seinfeld notes that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee debuted in 2012, outside the three-year statute of limitations for copyright claims. He also points out that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has too generic a premise to claim ownership, pointing to similar shows like Carpool Karaoke and Jay Leno's Garage. Finally, Seinfeld notes that he filed the copyright for his pilot episode 10 days before Charles filed his own copyright for Comedians in Cars Going for Coffee.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
Jerry Seinfeld sued over Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Producer Christian Charles alleges that he originally pitched the web series to Seinfeld in 2002. He says they even filmed a pilot, but Seinfeld ended up making the show without him. Asked to respond, Seinfeld's attorney said Charles "concocted this claim" and "we are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere." ALSO: Seinfeld unveils the first look at Ellen DeGeneres' Comedians in Cars episode.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Louis CK’s episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was initially omitted when the web series joined Netflix
Only 58 of the 60 episodes of the Jerry Seinfeld web series made the jump from Crackle to Netflix on Jan. 5 — and many of the episodes were edited to remove references to “Crackle." As Decider notes, the Louis CK episode was mysteriously missing. But now it has been "quietly added" to the collection. Netflix hasn’t explained the initial omission. Now, the only missing episode is the “George Costanza”/Jason Alexander episode, which Netflix doesn’t have the rights for because it aired on Fox during halftime of the Super Bowl.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 5:48PM EDT
Tracy Morgan was very impressed with Eddie Murphy’s impression of him
Asked by Jimmy Kimmel which comedian he’d love to work with, Morgan mentioned Murphy and his dead-on impression of him. “I remember, when he was on your show, he did an impression of me,” says Morgan. “When Eddie Murphy does an impression of you, it's like Michael Jackson writing a song just for you. So that was an honor for me, because I love him so much.” ALSO: Morgan and Jerry Seinfeld filmed Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee today in New Jersey.
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 3:06PM EDT
Why Conan’s “boring” car ride with Tom Cruise was so hilarious
Conan O’Brien and Tom Cruise poked fun at car-based programming like Carpool Karaoke and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with their dull, 11-minute segment. “It’s an aggressively boring clip that goes on for way too long, which is exactly what makes it so funny,” says Constance Grady. “If Carpool Karaoke exists in a mystical fantasy world where every car ride is the greatest road trip montage ever filmed, full of beautiful people belting out their favorite songs in their gorgeous professional-musician voices while the wind blows through their hair, then Conan’s ‘just drive’ segment exists in the nightmare world of the worst-case-scenario road trip.”
- Kate Hudson filmed an installment of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden
Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle spotted filming Comedians in Cars in Washington, D.C.
Posted Monday 8/21/17 at 9:23PM EDT
Jerry Lewis filmed Comedians in Cars with Jerry Seinfeld months before he died
Seinfeld paid tribute to the comedy legend on Instagram, revealing that they filmed an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee earlier this year. “As I’ve said many times, if you don’t get Jerry Lewis, you don’t understand comedy,” he wrote. “Spending an afternoon with him a couple of months ago in Vegas for Comedians in Cars was a comedy life moment for me.” PLUS: Lewis’ MDA telethons were loved and hated.
Posted Wednesday 8/16/17 at 10:01PM EDT
Every Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode, ranked
Howard Stern and Jessica Parker are among Jerry Seinfeld’s worst auto companions.