Happy birthday, Jerry Seinfeld, who turns 63 on April 29. We take a look at what his hit digital web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ has revealed about the stand-up comedian.
These days Jerry Seinfeld is into driving fancy cars and eating at common diners with some of his favorite comedian friends. Crisscrossing mostly between New York and Los Angeles, Seinfeld has taken the art of interviewing into a new creative platform with his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Why? Because he can and he’s rich enough to do whatever the heck he wants to do.
Finishing up its ninth season, the popular digital talk show has revealed the kind of man Jerry is, whom he preferably likes to hang with, what he appreciates (and doesn’t), and the peculiar questions that churn in his ingenious comedic brain.
Check out just a small sampling of what we learn about Jerry’s unique character:
1. Jerry really likes classic diner food.
2. Jerry thinks the hyper P-C culture is dangerous to the art of comedy.
3. Jerry likes to acknowledge the Acura product placements on his show in a conspicuous, ironic manner.
4. Jerry doesn’t really like spending time socializing . . .unless it’s with a bunch of comedians.
5. Jerry tried cat poop coffee beans ($75 a cup) with Jay Leno. Needless to say, he won’t be buying another cup any time soon.
6. Among the female comedians he’s interviewed, Jerry has clear favorites: Seinfeld co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Sarah Jessica Parker. The normally guarded curmudgeonly comedian turned giddy and brotherly spending time with these two funny ladies.
7. Jerry respects comedians who do stand-up more than comedians who don’t. Watch almost any of his interviews, and the guy just can’t stop yada yada-ing about it.
8. Jerry isn’t crazy about getting attention from fans. Check out his experience with Jimmy Fallon . . .he’s so over the fawning and so is Jimmy.
9. One of his strangest interviews is with YouTube star Miranda Sings. (Expect to see lots of staring, moments of silence and eye-rolling from both parties.)
11. One of the worst places Jerry took one of his guests was to an IHOP. The victim? Christoph Waltz. (Waltz was unimpressed with the crepes.)
12. In his newer Single Shot episodes, Jerry pulls in a hodgepodge of his past interviews with Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Alec Baldwin, Howard Stern, and more for a “Gay Stuff” episode, examining if their interactions are gay or appear gay. Jerry calls this episode just a mix of “clean, wholesome gay jokes”. . . Not that there’s anything wrong with that.