Film and TV

Jerry Seinfeld Returns to the Spotlight with Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

A few weeks back, I dug back into my Seinfeld DVD collection. I received the entire series as a gift years back and had never dived into the discs, overdosing on the television classic in the '90s and early '00s in syndication.

In the middle of my odyssey back into the show about nothing, Jerry Seinfeld returned to the spotlight with the first episode of his new Web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which will feature the bazillionaire comic and a friend riding in one of his many cars and getting their caffeine fix.

The first installment premiered Sunday with the former Seinfeld cohort Larry David, who he has known for more than 30 years.

It's interesting seeing Seinfeld and the "debauched" David, two members of the new old comedy guard embracing the Web for their own pursuits, and hell, it's just nice to have the two guys working together again. The last time they had any major interaction like this was for the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which centered on a forced fictional Seinfeld reunion.

The next episode of CICGC will have Ricky Gervais in the vehicle with Seinfeld. Michael Richards is also due to be included in the series. My hope is that Seinfeld teams up with younger comics for future episodes, like Louis C.K. and Patton Oswalt. There is no shortage of talent out there to collaborate.

Now making it funny is another thing altogether, but he seems to be off to a great start.

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Craig Hlavaty
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