Published On: Thu, Aug 14th, 2014

Seinfeld Keeping Web Series on the Web Because He Can

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The show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is about, well, comedians sitting in cars sipping their coffee and yapping. With Jerry.

OK, it’s a show about nothing. You were thinking it, I was thinking it. It’s what it is.

And according to News & Record, Seinfeld has been resisting calls from both traditional TV and the likes of Netflix, to turn his purely web show into something more like what everybody’s used to. And he’s not going to. He doesn’t need the money, for one thing. And he is happy with the medium that permits him to say whatever the heck he wants whenever he wants to.

It’s good to be the king.

Every Thursday at noon, Jerry releases a new episode, which is usually 15 to 20 minutes, and every episode starts with him asking a celebrity funny friend to share a cup of coffee. Then they take a classic car to a coffee shop and talk about stuff.

It’s not outrageously funny, but it’s probably not meant to be. It’s like My Dinner with Andre, except instead of a whole dinner you get coffee.

It offers the guilty pleasure of listening in on a very private conversation. If you’re into that kind of thing.

The list of comics and their loved ones includes David Letterman, Tina Fey, Mel Brooks, Louis C.K., Jon Stewart, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman.

You really have to have Sarah Silverman in everything. It’s the law.

The series is in its fourth season and has collected more than 40 million views and an Emmy nomination.



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