Bill Maher caught on quickly about the car portion of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Seinfeld brought a 1979 VW Bug that doubled as a German police car for Maher, because Maher “appears to have quite a bit of authority, but in reality has no power whatsoever.” Once the car got going, the conversation was great, starting off with the value of live television and the difficulty of not having commercials.
Bill Maher: The Comedy Team of Smug and Arrogant
If you love Jerry Seinfeld, cars, comedians and coff…you know what? I don’t need to pitch you on this once-hidden gem on Crackle, now on Netflix. You know the format, and we’re just thanking our lucky stars someone didn’t give Jay Leno first pass at the gig. Between Letterman, Seinfeld and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, we have a pretty good reimagining of the classic interview format and we’re right at that cultural tipping point of talk shows which use car interiors for sets.
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Gervais knows how to be funny, but it’s hard for him to put on a face that he cares being on this show. The awkward pacing of this episode could be attributed to the fact that it was one of the very first episodes, but it’s one to skip nonetheless.
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With the Academy Awards less than a month away, we’re in the heart of awards season. The nominations for the Oscars were just announced last week, but the various guilds are already handing out their awards leading up to Hollywood’s big night. Tonight will see the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but before that, we already have the winners of this year’s Producers Guild of America Awards.
There’s something about Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars’: editing
Yet each episode tells a story, or more accurately, stories: about a featured car, about his guest, about comedy in general, only a little about coffee. It is a case of less being more, because each episode seems longer than it actually is.
Jerry chooses a 1979 VW Bug police car for good buddy Bill Maher because, as he says, Maher seems to have authority but actually has none. Case in point: when Maher talks politics, Jerry asks, “Boxers or briefs?”
The show features Seinfeld joining friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way It launched on Sony’s Crackle in 2012 and moved to Netflix as part of Seinfeld’s massive deal with the streamer early last year. The first season on its new home went live in January, and Netflix now streams all previous seasons.
“Everybody says, ‘I’m in the no bullshit zone and I’m no spinning’… That’s not gutsy. Gutsy is to tell your adoring fans what they don’t want to hear, because it’s the truth.”
In the latest episode of comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” HBO’s Bill Maher elaborated on why he routinely criticizes fundamental and radical Islamists — and his stance has riled up “liberals” over the years.