John Oliver, Lorne Michaels Join Eighth Season of Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”
Jerry Seinfeld appeared to have peaked (both in terms of interview subject and vehicle) when he managed to get President Barack Obama to drive a Corvette Stingray on his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series, but he’s not finished yet. Seinfeld and the show will return for an eighth season on June 16th, with a whole slew of new comics, vintage automobiles, and fresh cups of java.
The trailer for the new season was just recently released. Check it out:
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Seinfeld always has a rationale behind the cars he chooses for each of his guests, so it’s interesting to see some of the pairings on display here.
For example, English-born political satirist John Oliver gets a Triumph TR3 convertible (which the Last Week Tonight host calls “the perfect British definition of a sports car”), while Jim Gaffigan is mated to a green VW camper (even though we all know he’s more of a Chrysler Pacifica kind of guy). Knocked Up director Judd Apatow gets to ride shotgun in a Pontiac Firebird that he thinks is much too sexy for him, whereas legendary Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels is treated to an appropriately elegant and expensive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.
Additionally, comedienne Margaret Cho finds a cruiser that shares her initials in the Mazda Cosmo, and even Curb Your Enthusiasm star J.B. Smoove seems to like the interior of a vintage Camaro, even if it was made at a time when he couldn’t “drink out of every water fountain.”
The eighth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will premiere on Crackle on Thursday, June 16th, and new episodes will air each Thursday. Click here to watch full episodes.
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Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.