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Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K. talk facial hair, weird dreams, and more while boating -- over coffee, of course

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Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is pretty self explanatory. For the first two seasons, Seinfeld drove around and drank coffee with his comedian friends like Larry David and Chris Rock. Seinfeld changed things up a bit for the season 3 premiere, released Thursday, with Louis C.K. as they took a ride in C.K.’s yacht, promptly introducing us to a new show: Buffoons in Boats Brewing Beverages.

Ok – I made that last part up. But in the episode, Seinfeld and C.K. discuss the significance of facial hair in comedy, a fictional weird dreams hotline, and somehow, Seinfeld is able to compare C.K.’s stoned movie watching habits to suicide bombers. Louis also goes into detail about the time he got his boat stuck in the mud while out with his daughters — how they were rescued.
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Tina Fey, Louis CK, more are 'Getting Coffee' with Jerry Seinfeld -- VIDEO

“This show is not really a show,” Howard Stern tells Jerry Seinfeld in the following clip, speaking in a slightly accusatory tone. “It’s just for you to drive around in cool cars…”

“…with people I think are cool,” Seinfeld answers matter-of-factly.

And that, in essence, is what the self-explanatory webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is all about. Each episode features a neat old automobile, a sunny locale, and a table where Seinfeld shares a caffeinated beverage with a different comedic luminary. Tina Fey, Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Jay Leno, and Louis CK will all appear on the show this year — as will a creepy drone camera whose flight is scored by “Ride of the Valkyries.” Judging from the trailer, Seinfeld and Stern’s talk looks like it’ll be especially fun; how often do you get to see one middle-aged comedian tell another that he looks like “a hip Wicked Witch of the West”?

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Jerry Seinfeld test-drives a new post-office bit, is obsessed with 'Moneyball' - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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During EW’s long conversation with Jerry Seinfeld about the art of comedy and how that obsession became the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld talked a lot about the fact that most great comedy comes from irritation, and that all the greats have the ability to spin that sense of annoyance into something hilarious.

So what is currently bothering Seinfeld? The post office. Specifically, the silliness of their conveyances and the cost of stamps. “Stop going up a penny on the stamps,” he said. “Just make it a dollar, and if there’s any profit, get yourself some pants and a real car.”

In addition to the postal service, Seinfeld is also currently obsessed with the movie Moneyball. “Any time I get some free time, I just play it and sit and watch it over and over,” Seinfeld said.

Check out his whole in-development post office bit as well as his thoughts on Moneyball below.
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'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' season 2 react: Jerry Seinfeld rides again with Sarah Silverman, David Letterman

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The most risky thing about Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is the length. Each installment is just the right size to feel like a tedious waste of time if the jokes or chatter don’t land. The first two episodes of the second season avoid being weak cups of Jerry, although one offers a better jolt than the other.

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Jerry Seinfeld names his favorite funny movies -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee kicked off last week with a killer episode featuring Sarah Silverman. This week, David Letterman joins Seinfeld on his quest for caffeine via a cool ride; that episode will go live at Noon today over at the show’s official website and at Crackle.

For an even bigger Seinfeld fix, check out this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Seinfeld’s explanation of the whole CICGC phenomenon in his own words. The conversation with the comedy legend diverted into all sorts of other areas (much like an episode of his new series), and he revealed to EW his five favorite funny films of all time.

His picks are eclectic, and they include at least one movie that is definitely not a comedy. Check out Seinfeld’s picks in the exclusive video below.  READ FULL STORY

Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' returns with Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, and lots of caffeine

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Back in the summer of 2012, one of comedy’s biggest names found a new home for himself: the Internet. And now he’s back for more.

On Thursday afternoon, Jerry Seinfeld — the man synonymous with sponge-worthiness, close talkers, and pretty much any television comedy catchphrase in the late ’90s — will unveil the first episode of the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The show’s title is very literal: Each episode pairs Seinfeld with another comedian, puts them in a cool old car, and features a conversation over caffeinated beverages.

The concept is simple, but the results are often thrilling. (And also award-winning.) The first season saw episodes featuring Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Colin Quinn, and Michael Richards, and each one featured revelatory chats about the nature of comedy, a subject Seinfeld finds endlessly fascinating. “Comedians never fail to get to this subject of, ‘How do you do this?’ or ‘What’s it like for you?’ or ‘What are you dealing with?’” Seinfeld told EW in a recent conversation. “So in almost every one of these shows, in fact I have to eventually say every single one at some point, these two people get to that.”

This season’s premiere, which will be available on Crackle and on the show’s official website at noon Thursday, features Sarah Silverman. Other guests this time around include David Letterman, Chris Rock, and Seth Meyers. Check out the preview of the new season below.
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Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards reunite for 'Coffee,' discuss comedy club incident -- VIDEO

It’s impossible to watch Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards together without recalling their Seinfeld characters. But in the season finale of Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the pair were more somber during their reunion than we remember their sitcom counterparts.

The episode started off on a light note, with Seinfeld driving to pick up his former on-screen neighbor in a rusted “dove blue” VW. Richards questioned Seinfeld’s new-found coffee obsession: “What is that coffee, liquor, money? Is that your life now?” he asked.

Once they reach their destination, Richards got philosophical. He told an anecdote about playing chess with a homeless savante and discussed the “great universality” of Kramer’s soul before addressing his controversial 2006 rant when he used racial epithets. “I should have been working selflessly that evening,” he said. “I blew it in the comedy club. … I lashed out in anger.” Richards said he hasn’t been able to perform since that incident which “still kicks him around a bit” inside.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards reunite for season finale of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Jerry Seinfeld and his Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards (who played Kramer on the show) are out there and lovin’ every minute of getting coffee for the season one finale of Seinfeld’s aptly titled online show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In the episode, Richards, who has steered clear of the public eye since making off-putting remarks during a Laugh Factory performance in 2006, and Seinfeld discuss Sugar Ray Leonard, Charles Manson, Jay Mohr, and Seinfeld’s dog as they drive to a lunch date in an old VW truck. I only wish they were headed to Monk’s Cafe. Richards’ wit is as sharp as ever, as evidenced by the episode’s preview (“Don’t invite little girls over to the table, Jerry.”).

Past guests on Seinfeld’s second show “about nothing” have included Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Carl Reiner, Alec Baldwin, and Mel Brooks. Hopefully we’ll see appearances by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander next season. But the ultimate comedian to grab coffee with would definitely have to be Woody Allen. We’d love to hear his musings on life, death, and French roast.

The finale will air tonight at 9 p.m. EST on the show’s site.

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Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee': Larry David likes his tea, dammit! -- VIDEO

Hollywood types and TV observers are fond of bemoaning that there’s no such thing anymore as a Seinfeld-style megahit — the culture has become far too fractured for 35 million people to agree to tune into anything on network television at the same time (save events like the Oscars and the Super Bowl). But watching the first episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s new web series on Crackle Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, I began to spin a highly speculative What If in my head: Had Seinfeld wanted to make Seinfeld in 2012 instead of 1990, would he have made 22-minute episodes for TV? Or 13-minute episodes for the Web?

Given how much fun he seems to be having here, and how much fun I had watching it, I suspect it would’ve been the latter. CICGC‘s first episode features Seinfeld picking up his Seinfeld co-conspirator Larry David in a 1952 azure blue Volkswagen Bug, and taking him out for coffee and breakfast at the Los Angeles diner John O’Groats. To a light, jazzy underscore, the two old friends proceed to dither and debate over day-to-day minutiae like the contemplative power of cigars over cigarettes, the freeing quality of boxer briefs over standard briefs, and David’s fastidious dietary philosophy. They occasionally graze past weightier topics — David reveals that his decision to stop drinking coffee helped lead to his divorce — but for the most part, the episode feels like Seinfeld boiled down to its essential spirit: Highly entertaining talk about the trivialities of life, with no silly “plot” to get in the way. David pretty much says as much to Seinfeld at the end of their meal: “You’ve finally made a show about nothing.”

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'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee': Seinfeld taking Monk's Cafe on the road?

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There was a time, at the beginning of Seinfeld‘s run, that the show was dismissed for being about nothing. (To their credit, the show’s writers ran with that criticism, building an entire arc around the idea.) For Jerry Seinfeld’s next project, though, he’s flirting with similar existential nothingness. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a web series that will run on Crackle beginning on July 19. In it, Seinfeld drives his funny friends around in fancy cars. To get coffee.

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