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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Boom_70, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Anybody catch this. Web based TV show of Seinfeld driving around doing improv interviews with his comedian friends. It's like Seinfeld and Curb rolled into one.

    Larry David:

    Michael Richards:
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    A lot of potential, but Seinfeld kills it (in a bad way) 98% of the time with that fake laughing. But the Michael Richards one is really good -- maybe the best one. I very much connected with Richards because I made somewhat of a similar mistake -- completely misconstrued -- that cost me my recent newspaper job.

    My other favorite one is when Alec Baldwin joins Seinfeld. Seinfeld was awful but loved Baldwin.

    My review of the Richards episode, and my coming clean. The weight of the world dissolved after I watched it, and wrote it. That is why I was teary at the end of the Seinfeld-Richards chat. That was real life.

  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Interesting backstory, Joey.

    I'm just wondering, did the Trentonian replace you with two people, considering the hours you worked? Its a legit question, not snark.

    and btw, John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou were not fired from KFI, as that angry woman protested.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I don't know what they did. I think they used a few of the beans they paid me to hired a young cop reporter, but I really don't know the full impact. Obviously, it's embarrassing to tell that story but what the hell, it happened. Probably the best thing for me. But 7 months later I can say that I'm proud of what I accomplished in Trenton.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'd never seen that. Good stuff.
    I didn't think Seinfeld was overselling anything, though.
    I certainly don't think a guy having an interest in car is an indication of a midlife crisis. Cars aren't my thing, but if I had Seinfeld type money I'd definitely collect vintage guitars and art. He likes cars.

    Interesting blog, Xan. At the risk of sounding snarky myself, I've got to ask: Why did you put the Folger's crystals in a filter and brew it? Isn't it instant coffee?

    Seemed like a cathartic blog entry.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I did the previous day and it tasted like crap. Wanted to see if brewing it added anything to the flavor. It didn't.

    Re: Seinfeld overselling ... watch a few of them, especially the Baldwin one. Every laugh is badly oversold. Same thing with the Gervais episode, although Jerry gets a little sado-masochistic. He's very good at that. Gervais acted like a little ninny.

    I love the concept: take a ride in a cool car, get a cup of coffee and a bite, and talk. I just think Seinfeld sold himself the wrong way.
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Could be. I watched David, Richards and the Ted. L Nancy guy. I thought they were good. Seemed genuine, but I'll watch more.
    Loved seeing the Ted. L. Nancy guy. The first 'Letters from a Nut' cracked me up.
  8. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    FYI, It got renewed for 24 episodes. Not sure when Season 2 is slated to begin, though.
  9. IIRCC - there was some controversy about Seinfeld lifting this concept from an English comic who had a similar web series. I watched a few of the English ones and they were quite good. Especially the one with Patrick Stewart.

  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I just watched the Baldwin episode, and I was cracking up.
    I don't think it was oversold. If I'd been sitting across the table from him, I'd have been cracking up.

    Seinfeld joke about kids inviting you into the bathroom while defecating - not funny.

    But Baldwin was a riot.
    Very apt point, too, that some people are incredibly funny in that way: talking, bantering, telling stories. But that doesn't mean they would be good standup comedians.

    Conversely, being a good comedian doesn't mean a person is automatically a good comic actor.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Alec Baldwin is one of the funniest people on the planet. Pretty sure he's also borderline insane, but those tend to go hand in hand.
  12. Have you heard Baldwin's podcast with Billy Joel?

    Very funny
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