“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 [...]
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.
"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.
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, [...]
"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.