You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

President Obama’s ‘Comedians in Cars’ Visit Has Little Driving, Lots of Coffee

The season premiere of Jerry Seinfeld’s Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” only really met the third part of its alliterative title, thanks to a humorless security officer refusing to let the comic drive off with his special guest — the Commander in Chief.

Instead, Seinfeld and President Barack Obama checked out each other’s rides and settled for coffee in an on-premise lunch room at the White House. There, they talked about the price of fame (Obama is whimsical about his days in anonymity; Seinfeld swears life is better when you’re famous), Obama’s wardrobe options, morning routines and his love of nachos.

“I always wanted to be on a show about nothing, and here I am,” Obama tells Seinfeld.

As with his other pop culture appearances, Obama did manage to get in a (somewhat) serious plug for one of his passions. This time, it was ObamaCare.

“If you don’t want to sully your show with the interest of getting people with no health care signing up so that, heaven forbid, something happens to them …” he says.

“… Please try ObamaCare today,” Seinfeld finishes for him.

Other guests on the new season of “Comedians in Cars” include Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen Madigan and Sebastian Maniscalco.

More TV

  • CBS

    CBS Sets Six Participants in 2019-20 Writers Mentoring Program

    CBS has announced the six writers who will participate in its 2019-2020 Writers Mentoring Program. The eight-month mentoring program, set up in 2004, aims to provide access and opportunity for writers by pairing them with a CBS executive mentor who helps them develop a new piece of material. Following the mentorship period, the writers will [...]

  • Alexander Vlahos (Monsieur/Philippe d'Orléans), George Blagden

    Merged Banijay-Endemol Shine Would Be Global Powerhouse in a Content-Hungry World

    If France’s Banijay Group clinches its proposed purchase of Endemol Shine, which could happen within the next few days, the deal would mark peak M&A in the international indie content world. The MO of both companies is acquiring and aggregating brands and IP, and their union would be the largest ever of its kind on [...]

  • Houston Astros' Alex Bregman reacts after

    TV Ratings: World Series Opener Down on 2018

    The Washington Nationals, making their first World Series appearance in franchise history, took game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night 5-4 over the Houston Astros. While the game might have been a thriller, according to Nielsen’s fast national ratings it looks like it will be down on last year’s opener between the Los [...]

  • Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg Quibi

    Quibi Says It Has Sold Out $150 Million First-Year Ad Inventory

    Nearly six months before Quibi is slated to hit the market, a cluster of large advertisers has committed millions in ad spending to the ambitious — and untested — premium mobile-video brainchild of Jeffrey Katzenberg. Quibi announced that it has sold out its $150 million advertising inventory for the first year. The startup’s category-exclusive ad partners [...]

  • Al Burton

    Al Burton, 'Jeffersons' and 'Diff’rent Strokes' Producer, Dies at 91

    Television producer and executive Al Burton, known for his work on “The Jeffersons” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Tuesday at his home in San Mateo, California. He was 91. Burton leaves behind a six-decade legacy of hit television shows that also included “One Day at a Time,” “Silver Spoons,” “Square Pegs” and “Facts of Life.” However, long [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content