Jerry Seinfeld has a new deal with Netflix. He is moving his original web based interview series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” from Crackle to America’s leading web based original television content provider.
In the show, America’s most beloved comic interviews fellow comedians as they drive somewhere to get coffee. Each time, Seinfeld drives a different classic car. He also talks to people who are not comics, like President Barack Obama. Jerry Seinfeld can probably now be declared America’s most beloved comedian considering everything that has come out about Bill Cosby.
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And as The New York Times reports, Jerry Seinfeld’s new deal with Netflix also includes plans for two stand-up specials, and developing scripted and non-scripted content.
So why leave Crackle. Well part of the reason may be the fact that the website has not progressed as hoped and it is owned by Sony Entertainment which has been undergoing difficulties lately.
Jerry Seinfeld released a statement explaining, “When I first started thinking about ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, ’ the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points. I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand up comedy as I do, but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before. I am really quite charged up to be moving there.”
“Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice, ” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has earned three Emmy nominations. On this Jerry Seinfeld told Variety, “This has been such an exciting Lewis-and-Clark, ‘paddle down the river and see what’s down there’ adventure, there was no expectation of anything. I’m flattered and humbled our little show has gotten this far. We didn’t even know if audiences would watch a TV show on the internet every week.”
Jerry Seinfeld is moving to Netflix and taking "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" with himhttps://t.co/SFm78EFCib
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 18, 2017
In other Jerry Seinfeld news, the comedian helped open the new $84 million Smart Financial Centre in Sugarland, Texas with a performance last Saturday night.