Seinfeld to release Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee book November 22
When Jerry Seinfeld created a brilliant way to meld comedy and cars into his hit show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, we drank it up. Now he’s coming out with a new book about the streaming series, which is like adding cream to your favorite cup of java.
The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee book (Coffee coffee-table book?) will be available on November 22, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the show’s debut. Publisher Simon and Schuster says it “isn’t just a record of the show but instead an inventive tribute full of behind-the-scenes photos and anecdotes.”
Seinfeld recently announced the book’s release on his Instagram page (@jerryseinfeld).
“The first episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee went online ten years ago—on our own website, without any press or promotion. Just me and Larry David having a funny conversation,” Seinfeld wrote. “We called it a web series because nobody knew what streaming television was. Ten years later, we have produced 84 episodes and we’re on Netflix. It’s a crazy story, and this book seems like a good way to tell it, along with some of my favorite photos and dialogue from the show.”
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee reinvented the talk show format and drew applause from industry moguls and fans alike, earning multiple Emmy nominations and helping lead the streaming revolution. Each episode features Seinfeld cruising the Los Angeles area in one of his favorite classic cars, accompanied by some of the funniest people in comedy and on television. During their drive they talk about the intricacies of stand-up, the evolution of their careers and personal lives, and whatever else pops into their heads, and the conversation always includes a stop at a coffee shop or diner to continue their conversation.
Seinfeld’s guests have included Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, Jay Leno, Martin Short, Will Farrell, David Letterman, Amy Schumer, Seinfeld’s former Seinfeld castmates, and even President Barack Obama. Late comedy legends Garry Shandling, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles, Carl Reiner, and Norm McDonald also went for rides with Seinfeld, adding a bit of nostalgia to those episodes.
A total of 84 classic cars have been featured, including a 1949 Porsche 356/2 (with Leno), 1966 Jaguar E-Type Roadster (Lewis), 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (Lorne Michaels), 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), 1964 Morgan Plus 4 (Stephen Colbert), 1969 Lamborghini P400S Miura (Chris Rock), 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 (Jim Carrey), and 1963 Corvette coupe (Obama).
Simon and Schuster says the book, which includes never-before-seen production photos, “dives into the inspiration and creation of segments, the most unforgettable lines from guests, an index of the cars, and some of the most memorable moments from crew members.”
While we wait for word about new episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (the last installments were released on July 19, 2019), perhaps the Seinfeld book will satisfy our cravings for now. Until then, please pass the cream.
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