‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ launched online a few weeks ago, with the basic premise being Seinfeld driving around his various comedian friends in a series of vintage cars while drinking beverages and shooting the breeze. To date, five episodes have launched featuring conversations with Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais and Larry David.
Seinfeld spoke to HuffPost Comedy about the show and gave them a few insights into why he decided to make the show and why he launched it online.
“We’re very well-served with talk shows and comedian interview experiences, we get plenty of that,” Seinfeld said.
“I thought, ‘Maybe there’s something else.’ I always just felt like there was another thing to the life of a comedian that audiences might enjoy, but I had to figure out how to create a context where it would happen.”
“I wanted to make something for comedy fans and people that wanted to maybe experience this other side of the life of these comedians,” he added.
“It’s very much like the experience of being a stand-up comic in that you come up with something and you bring it right to the general public. There’s no intermediary. I haven’t done one ad. We have no advertising commercial promotion…I just went right to the public with it and they liked it and it didn’t really matter much what anybody else thought about it.”
Fans can look forward to a diverse range of people appearing on the show. An upcoming episode features both Mel Brooks, who the comedian had never met before, and Carl Reiner.
Seinfeld chose people who were not necessarily household names but who he had conversational chemistry with, so expect some fresh faces!
“That’s the thing about the show. We’re not plugging anything, we’re not trying to keep our face out there and it’s not an exposure thing. This is just what we like to do.”
Written by Miranda Boyce
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