Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 2)

Against better judgement, but totally worth it, I stayed up very late last night after discovering this little gem from Jerry Seinfeld. Am I just late to the party? Is there a reason I’ve not heard of this internet show before? Because it’s pretty damn great. “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” pits Seinfeld and some other famous funny face together to just shoot the bull (most often to hilarious results) while driving to some small cafe or diner for coffee.

It’s a great concept. Fans of Britain’s “The Trip” may find some similarities here; though this has rotating characters and a much less scripted feel. Season one (I’m almost finished) was a ball. Michael Richards talking about losing to a bum in chess. Ricky Gervais fearing for his life. Alec Baldwin telling Jerry where and why his career is where it’s at. Carl Reiner perpetuating alcoholism. It’s all here and it’s all gold. And it’s all Free!

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Each episode is between ten and seventeen minutes so it’s easy to whip through a season in one evening. Which I already did. So that’s why I’m excited about season 2, which starts tomorrow! Looks like it has even bigger names and bigger laughs – watching Chris Rock and Seinfeld getting pulled over should be a treat. The trailer for season 2 is below. Why is no one talking about this?

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Jonathan
Guest

Yeah, I enjoy these. Glad to see he’s continuing with them too!

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I was only vaguely aware this was an actual thing. Now I must watch Season 1!

David Brook
Admin

I came across series 1 on Crackle a while ago but never got around to watching it because I rarely use the site/service. I must remedy this at once!

Matt Gamble
Guest

Yeah, I didn’t really like this. Way too much navel gazing and the heavily produced nature of the show gives it a very weird, almost fake and out dated vibe to the show.

I’ll gladly just keep listening to Maron who does this thing far better. Maybe I shouldn’t compare the two, but I really can’t help it.

Jonathan
Guest

Well, obviously Maron blows this away if you’re comparing, but I think also that the intentions are different. This isn’t meant to be long-form either.

Matt Gamble
Guest

I guess my issue is I don’t have any clear idea what the intentions of this show truly are.

It’s pretty clearly a car commercial, and it’s a lot of Seinfeld getting paid to hang out with his friends by way of a completely disigenuous setup. But I’m not seeing a lot of actual meaningful conversation and the laughs aren’t anything special. It’s nothing greater than what you’d see on The Tonight Show.

The show is just really empty and seems more interested in getting something online (because that’s the future!) but rather than focus on content it is more concerned with writing a show to fit a sponsor.

Seinfeld has more resources and talent then probably anyone right now, he should be aiming for something higher than rote. Hell, he should be ashamed that’s all this is.

Kurt
Guest

Watched all of Season 1 last night in a single sitting. I got many huge belly laughs from the first 5 episodes, then it sort of petered off. The ‘classic car’ thing is a tad forced, as is the narration of the title, but the conversations and foibles of Jerry & Friends is pretty funny. I love that he got MST3K’s Joel onto the show among many of the much more famous guests.

Of course, Alec Baldwin is suave and awesome, “We’re going to have to leave this waitress a $1000 tip…”

Nat Almirall
Guest

When i first saw the title, I read it as “Canadians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which would have been so much better.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

This is ripe for a parody. We drive Toyota Camry’s and VW Jettas and go to Tim Hortons. I will have to write and produce one with Rot, who doesn’t even drive.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

This will indulge my impulse to finally buy a GoPro.

Nat Almirall
Guest

I can totally see a Coffee and Cigarettes-style collection of shorts, maybe for Jay’s next entry for Flyway — he and Greg can argue over winning Tim Horton’s flip the rim

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