President Barack Obama will be grabbing a cup of joe with Jerry on the Season 7 premiere of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” debuting Dec. 30 on the Sony-owned streaming site Crackle. The sitting commander in chief will ride around with Seinfeld in a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe, for those interested in such minutiae. Details on what caffeinated beverage the president prefers — A simple espresso? Something more complex and sweet, like a flavored macchiato? — have not been released.
“Growing up in the '60s my kid dream was always to be an astronaut — doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space," Seinfeld said in a statement. "The President's humor and generosity are the only reasons this was even possible. He was so easy and fun to be with. Being President and just a cool guy to hang out with at the same time made the experience my own personal moonwalk. It was an unforgettable day.”
Seinfeld initially brought his idea for a show to Crackle to avoid dealing with the usual hassle of developing a series for a traditional network. In the three and a half years since the series' beginning, he has gone on boat rides with comedian Louis CK, ridden in a 1964 Aston Martin with former “Seinfeld” castmate Julia Louis-Dreyfus and chauffeured around Don Rickles in a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado. But he’s never driven a sitting head of state before.
Obama has long shown a willingness to play on the web. Recall, for instance, his visit to Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns” in spring 2014:
Obama and Seinfeld will discuss life in the White House, according to a statement from Crackle. “What’s the deal with all the white?” is something Seinfeld will presumably not ask our nation’s 44th president.