Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld's Web Series

Jerry Seinfeld has a new show that is 100% online. Seinfeld is a car nut who has a collection of classic Porsche vehicles. So, it makes sense that his new show has to do with cars. He loves cars and he loves comedy, so his show has him driving classic cars and chatting with iconic comedians. He picks up a comic, they go out for coffee, and he takes them home. The episodes are shot either in New York or Los Angeles. It's called "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." You can watch it here. Season one has 10 episodes. Season two has six episodes. Currently the show is in season three, with four episodes completed. Most episodes are about 15 minutes long. In the Michael Richards episode, Jerry picks him up in an old, rusty Volkswagen bus. In the Carl Reiner episode, Jerry picks him up in a Rolls Royce and they later meet up with Mel Brooks. He picks up Patton Oswalt in a 1981 DeLorean. Jerry revealed that the DeLorean company received funding from celebrities like Johnny Carson and Sammy Davis Jr. Other episodes include conversations with David Letterman, Don Rickles, Larry David and more. This is a great program, and within the intimacy of a car, it almost feels like you are eavesdropping on a private conversation about comedy and the world of show business. It used to be that a comic would need to try and get a deal with a television network to get exposure. But today, one can have their own show on the internet. Ten years ago, a show like this one would not exist 100% on the internet.
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