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Jerry Seinfeld Shows David Letterman What It's Like to Be a 'Late Show' Guest

Here's a clip from Jerry Seinfeld's visit to Friday's Late Show, in which he and Letterman swap interviewer/guest roles so Dave can finally see what it's like to be a Late Show guest before Seinfeld grills him about his decision to leave the show: "This whole 'quitting' idea is the stupidest thing I ever heard." Watch part 2 of the interview below:

Will Forte Reunites with Wally the 'SNL' Cue Card Guy

Here's a sneak peek from Esquire Network's new series Car Matchmaker, in which comedian and former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten uses his automobile knowledge to pair guests up with the perfect car. In tonight's hourlong episode, Ferensten's guest is his brother Wally — better known as SNL's cue card guy — who gets briefly kidnapped by a bearded Will Forte in a MacGruber-style Miata. Click through for another sneak peek with Jerry Seinfeld, then catch the rest of the episode tomorrow night at 9:00pm.

Jerry Seinfeld Meets with the President of Crackle in This 'Comedians in Cars' Teaser

Jerry Seinfeld's Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns with a new round of episodes on November 6th with guests like Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, and Fred Armisen, and today the streaming network released a tense teaser video featuring Seinfeld's old TV neighbor Michael Richards as the cigar-sucking Crackle president Dick Corcoran.

Seinfeld Roasts Tommy Chong, and Other Weird Things That Happened on the Playboy Channel

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

A warning before we get into this: this installment is going to feel a little bit like a trip to an alternate dimension. A [...]

Jerry Seinfeld Singing the Theme Song to 'Comedians in Cars' Is Somehow Worse Than That Sounds on Paper

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.

'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee': The Web Series I Want to Hate but Can't

“This is a slinky, sexy 1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 E-Type convertible in opalescent blue,” Jerry Seinfeld says. He’s on his way to pick up Sarah Silverman in Los Angeles, for a season two episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. “Enzo Ferrari once described this as, ‘The most beautiful car ever designed,’” he continues.

Moments later, Seinfeld pulls up to greet Silverman. “This is the car I picked,” he says, standing proudly next to the shiny antique machinery he’s acquired for the day. He’s wearing a blazer, blue jeans, and sneakers — iconic comedian attire — and he almost appears anxious as he waits for Silverman’s approval. As Silverman [...]

Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Wale Have an Intense Discussion About Hecklers

Complex recently sat down with Jerry Seinfeld and D.C. rapper Wale — who sampled Seinfeld in his 2008 mixtape The Mixtape About Nothing and has since developed a friendship with the comedian — for a series of interviews and web videos. In the above clip, the two discuss their vastly different thoughts on hecklers (Wale cares, Seinfeld doesn't care despite frequent suicidal thoughts). Click through to watch them talk about dealing with the burden of celebrity, why falling in love with strippers is bad idea, and what really happened before Wale left Complex an angry voicemail about getting snubbed in their "50 Best Albums of 2013" list.

Jerry Seinfeld Calls 'Portlandia' "One of the Best Comedies of All Time"

"I'm kind of obsessed with Portlandia right now. I mean, wow, it's just too beyond brilliant. I was just in Portland, and everywhere you go, it’s like, is this a sketch, or is this the real show? … I think that's the best comedy on TV right now, and it's easily one of the best comedies of all time."

- Jerry Seinfeld gives some glowing praise to IFC's Portlandia in a new interview with Vulture.

Sketch Anatomy: Andy Cowan Explains the Origins of 'Seinfeld's "The Opposite"

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's Sketch Anatomy, we're breaking the rules a little to go behind the scenes of a classic '90s sitcom episode with Andy Cowan, former writer for Cheers and 3rd Rock from the Sun and the mind behind the acclaimed 1994 Seinfeld episode "The Opposite." Ranked at #1 in our own list of every Seinfeld episode, [...]

Jerry Seinfeld Tried to Convince Chris Rock to Take Over for Letterman

"I was talking to Chris Rock the other day about taking the Letterman job. I was trying to convince him to take it. He says, 'Absolutely no possible way.' Both of us are out when you hear 'makeup everyday.' You hear that and I'm out."

-Jerry Seinfeld in an interview with Esquire on why he doesn't consider being a celebrity a burden, the new season of Comedians in Cars, and why he wanted Chris Rock to take over CBS's Late Show.

Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' and Announces 'Joe Dirt 2' Cast

Sony's video site Crackle just shared two big updates at TCA. First, Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has landed a sixth season order, though the guests have not yet been revealed. In other Crackle news, David Spade's 2001 comedy Joe Dirt will debut a sequel called Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser on the streaming platform this summer and include supporting cast Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath, and Patrick Warburton. Former SNL head writer Fred Wolf, who wrote the original film, returned to direct and co-write the film with Spade.

The Season 5 'Comedians in Cars' Trailer Features Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, and Bill Burr

Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns with a brand new season on November 6th, and Crackle released the first trailer today featuring Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon (on a boat), Kevin Hart, and Bill Burr chugging a cigar much like Crackle president Dick Corcoran last week.

Watch Jerry Seinfeld Do Standup on 'Letterman'

Jerry Seinfeld was a guest on last night's Late Show and did a five-minute standup set all about those annoying stick figure bumper stickers found on most minivans as well as some of his favorite cliché non-statements. Click through to watch him announce a few of his upcoming Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee guests and remember Joan Rivers and their plans to film an episode together.

Jon Stewart Talks to a CIA Employee Who Sounds a Lot Like Jerry Seinfeld

A bunch of CIA staffers' Langley cafeteria-related complaints were recently released to the public through the Freedom of Information Act, so on last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart spoke with a CIA employee who agreed to discuss the complaints further as long as his identity was concealed — which didn't help much considering the informant's distinctive voice and catchphrases.