Jerry Seinfeld’s web based interview series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back for a new season. The first episode of the show’s fifth season was released yesterday in which Seinfeld interview Kevin Hart.
What a great idea for a talk show. Do away with the studio and the sets and the audience and just show two people driving around in a car talking. They also, of course, go out somewhere for coffee.
Appearing on Sony’s Crackle digital network, Seinfeld and Hart drove around in a 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder. Each installment of the series features a classic car in which Seinfeld and guest drive around. Sometimes the car is more clunker than classic just for the laugh.
The new season will feature such stars as The Tonight Show’s host Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Bill Burr, Ali Wentworth and Colleen Ballinger.
Sony says that the series gets as many as 70 million on line views. According to Seinfeld, each episode only costs about $100, 000 to produce.
The world’s most successful comedian gave an interview to Brian Williams of NBC News ahead of his show’s new season’s premiere. “They’re the only kind of people that I feel completely relaxed around, ” Seinfeld said referring to the comics who he interviews.
“It’s kind of an interesting sub-breed of humanity, ” he said. “I wanted to see if I could capture it and show people, ‘Look at this group of people. Aren’t they unusual?’”
“All comedy is distillation. So I thought, ‘What if you took a two-hour conversation and shrunk it down to 14 minutes? What would you get?’” Seinfeld said. “And I thought, ‘Well, with certain people, I think you’d get something.’”