I’m one of those people that didn’t watch Seinfeld when it was on. The idea of a show about nothing just didn’t appeal to me. I’ve watched a few over the years-and I have to admit I do love the Soup Nazi episode, but for the most part, I wasn’t that taken with it. The fact that the show made Jerry Seinfeld richer than god I found a bit more impressive. For one thing it means he doesn’t have to work for a living anymore, which is always nice.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is a web series where Jerry spends about fifteen minutes, more or less, chatting over coffee with a famous comic and tooling around in some pretty cool cars. Some of the people he gets to go out for coffee are living legends like Mel Brooks and Don Rickles. Others I had no idea who they were-such as the French Jerry Seinfeld, Gad Elmaleh and Joel Hodgson and Bob Einstein. All of the shorts are great, even the ones with the living legends I’d never heard of.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is basically a couple of people who work in the same field sharing war stories over coffee and sandwiches. It’s not as in depth as Inside Comedy and it’s not as polished as a real comedy routine, though there is clearly a good deal of editing done when all we get is fifteen minutes out of what must be a couple of hours of driving around and chatting in diners.
The cars are nice, but again, I’m not really a car guy. I know the names Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, but I doubt that I could pick them out of a line up. Still, it’s fun to listen to Jerry prattle on about how nifty whatever car he’s driving this week turns out to be.
I like the show, since this is pretty much as close as I’ll ever get to having coffee with of these people. It’s a show even more about nothing than Seinfeld, but I like it. Maybe it has something to do with the coffee aspect. I really do like coffee.