The season premiere of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee dropped today with comedian Sarah Jessica Parker as the guest, and the episode starts with a hokey new theme song to the show, sung by (and apparently written by) none other than Jerry Seinfeld. In what seems to be a homage to '60s sitcom themes, the song is jam-packed with cheesy lyrics ("Sometimes on stage, I won't come off-y, unless I'm getting in a car with coffee!") that are arguably more ridiculous than the fact that Jerry Seinfeld is singing in public.
"Mr. Seinfeld, more than most, could use his show to give a platform to comics needing discovery. Instead, he packs it with fellow stars. They reminisce together about the days when they were nobodies and given glorious breaks, and seem almost unaware that there are nobodies today who could benefit from breaks of that very kind."
- The New York Times in a new piece comparing the "everyman scrutiny" of Seinfeld to the comedian's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which has drawn criticism for its lack of guest diversity.
During his Buzzfeed Brews interview with CBS This Morning yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld was asked by Peter Lauria about the predominantly white male list of guests featured on his hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld's response, which you can watch in the above clip, seemed as tired of the question as it was defensive: People think it's the census or something … who cares? Funny is the world that I live in. You're funny — I'm interested. You're not funny — I'm not interested. I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that, but everyone else is kind of with their little calculating [...]
Released yesterday, here's the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with Jay Leno joining him in the passenger seat of some expensive rich person car. Leno and Seinfeld's conversation focuses a lot on their early days as standups, and you even get to hear Leno refer to Richard Pryor as "Richie Pryor."
Jerry Seinfeld's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, has been renewed by Crackle for a six-episode third season, which will premiere January 2nd. Guests will be announced next week. Past seasons have included guests like David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, Larry David, Seth Meyers, and Michael Richards. We know that Louis C.K. will be doing the new season, and that's it for now.
Check out a teaser trailer for the new season featuring the mysterious voices of the guests below: