"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.
On Twitter yesterday morning, Jerry Seinfeld accused the folks behind The Lego Movie of stealing his material: "I think Lego Movie stole my Superman has issues with Green Lantern bit from Amex Seinfeld and Superman webisode. Anyone else catch that?" Seinfeld is referring to a pair of web commercials for American Express he did in 2004 in which he starred with an animated Superman.
Bee Movie auteur Seinfeld added a jab at The Lego Movie itself, writing, "Also loved Lego Movie. A story would have been a nice added touch, though…" and "I'm glad they did. It was a fun bit. #legomymaterial."
The similarities between Seinfeld's Superman/Green Lantern [...]
It turns out that Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander's visit to Tom's Restaurant a few weeks ago was not a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode or a Super Bowl commercial — it was a both. In the ad, Jerry and George squabble over the point of the mumble and George's not so great reputation as a Super Bowl party guest, then get interrupted by the one and only Newman. You can watch the full Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Jerry and Jason in character over on the Crackle website.
Here's the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with guest Todd Barry. In between all the usual product placement, Seinfeld and Barry have a interesting conversation about comedy and Seinfeld tries really hard to convince Barry that he needs to get a sports car.
During his Reddit AMA last week, Jerry Seinfeld hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Larry David. "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time," he said. "All I can do is tell you that it's big, huge, gigantic." While details on the project are still slim, Showbiz411 spoke to David about the collaboration and he had this to say:
Larry told me: “I’ve written a play.” A play? For, like, Broadway? “Yes.” And Jerry would star in it? “Maybe. We’re talking about it.”
Seinfeld's worked on Broadway both onstage and behind the scenes; he [...]