The web series by comedian Jerry Seinfeld is returning for its third season today, Jan. 2. If you're a loyal fan of the 90s sitcom, "Seinfeld" and its creator, chances are you've already checked out seasons one and two of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which is increasingly becoming a fan favorite.
The episodes which normally run anywhere between 12 to 18 minutes featured by Acura, are casual and intimate conversations with Seinfeld and his chosen funny man or woman. The personalities are not limited to stand-up comics alone, actor and all around funny guy Alec Baldwin appeared in season one and radio personality Howard Stern is featured in season three. The other key components that make up the series are the collection of cars that can range from ordinary to extraordinary; a 1995 Volvo 960 station wagon to a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S to the pop culture and iconic "Back to the Future" time machine, 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, featured in the upcoming season.
The process for each episode and Seinfeld's interactions with each guest can produce up to an hour or more of footage that is condensed highlighting the finest bits. The shows format is unscripted and true to its name, Seinfeld picks up a comedian in his carefully selected car and they drive around and get coffee. There are of course laughs, but the most attractive element is the rapport with people who respect one another and their craft; a neat look inside talented individuals and their spontaneity together.
Check out the promo above with some of the car riders this season, Patton Oswalt, Jay Leno, Howard Stern, Todd Barry, Tina Fey and Louis CK. Stern sums up its style nicely to Seinfeld,"This show is not really a show, it's just for you to drive around in cool cars," to which Seinfeld replies, "With people I think are cool." You can view episode one of season three here.