Third season of Jerry Seinfeld's web series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' debuts
When you're as beloved and successful a comedian as Jerry Seinfeld, you can pretty much do whatever you want. Create a reality TV series for NBC that intervenes in people's marriages? Sure. Co-write and produce an animated movie about bees? Why not!
But his most recent forway into pop culture is his most entertaining since that little show about nothing ended in the '90s: Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee. The third season of the web series that Seinfeld started in 2012 premieres today at comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.
It's a simple premise. Seinfeld gets his comedian pals to drive around with him in an array of his expensive cars while they talk about, well, whatever they want. The first two seasons debuted in the summer of 2012 and 2013, with guests like Michael Richards, Larry David, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, David Letterman and Chris Rock. Sarah Silverman was the show's first female guest last year. (Interesting fact: Despite not being a traditional television show, the series was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2013 in the category of Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Program.)
But much like Seinfeld, the nothingness of the premise gives way to interesting conversations between Jerry and his guests -- famous people who we rarely get to see speak this candidly. In season 1's episode with Richards, Seinfeld actually gets his former Seinfeld co-star to talk about the n-word incident in 2006.
Season three may have the show's best lineup yet: Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, Jay Leno (who's leaving the Tonight Show in February), Tina Fey, Todd Barry and Louis C.K. are all slated to appear. The first episode featuring Louis C.K. is up on the show's site today at noon, and the rest will follow each week. Episodes can range anywhere from 8 to 18 minutes, so they're easy to gobble up.