‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ is an American talk show web television series which used to air on Crackle, and is currently available on Netflix. Created, hosted, and directed by famed comedian and television personality Jerry Seinfeld, the show follows Seinfeld as he drives celebrities to cafes and has a chat with them.
A pretty old show, Season 1 of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ premiered seven years back on July 19, 2012 on Crackle, and the network hosted eight more seasons of the show before passing the baton to Netflix. Netflix, for its part, picked up the show in 2017, and released Season 10 on July 6, 2018. Further, most previous episodes of the show are also available on Netflix now, so it has become a one-stop shop for anything related to ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’. For those unaware, the show has seen tremendous success over the years, and as of May 2015, had been streamed more than 100 million times. It is thus not surprising that fans and television critics alike are eagerly awaiting the next season of the show. Here’s everything we know about it thus far.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Cast: Who is in it?
The show is hosted by Jerry Seinfeld and over the course of 11 seasons, the show has seen a lot of big celebrities, including the likes of Alec Baldwin, Michael Richards, David Letterman, Seth Meyers, Chris Rock, Jay Leno, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Stewart, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Jim Carrey, Barack Obama, Will Ferrell, John Oliver, Lewis Black, among many others. In Season 10, personalities who took a ride with Seinfeld in fancy cars to get coffee were Jerry Lewis, Dana Carvey, Kate McKinnon, Alec Baldwin, Brian Regan, Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan, Tracy Morgan, and Hasan Minhaj. Season 11 of the show featured some of the greatest comedians of all time, including Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Sebastian Maniscalco, Martin Short, Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett and Barry Marder.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Plot: What is it about?
As the name suggests, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ sees Seinfeld drive celebrities to restaurants and/or cafes in exquisite vintage cars. Once at the destination, Seinfeld then has a chat with the celebrity over coffee, and most of these celebrities are comedians. But why take the trouble of driving celebrities around when you can just meet them at a studio? Well, there’s a reason. The show tries to bring to viewers actual conversations (as opposed to performances) which take place among comedians. This is no easy task as these conversations are often meandering and silly, despite being deep. Thus, to make the celebrities comfortable, Seinfeld believes driving them around and keeping them from the prying eyes of live audiences helps to make the celebrities come out of their shelves and talk freely.
While ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ has received mostly positive reviews from television critics, some critics have pointed out the show’s inability to reach out to everyone. For instance, Anand Giridharadas of The New York Times wrote, “Vanished is the ‘Seinfeld’ that applied everyman scrutiny to everyday subjects…Instead, we watch pairs of rich guys chatting about the gilded joys of their lives and careers and cars, about the sealed-off world they inhabit and we don’t…The democracy of observational humor has become, in Mr. Seinfeld’s reincarnation, an oligarchy of mutual admiration.”