Depending on how you look at it, fans of Jerry Seinfeld are getting a late Hanukkah/Christmas present or an early New Year’s treat. Today, ad-supported VOD service Crackle announced that the seventh season of the comedian’s series “Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee” will be premiering one week early on Dec. 30 at 11:30 p.m. ET.
A more accurate title for the initial installment would be “Commander in Chief in Car Getting Coffee,” given Seinfeld’s surprise non-comedian guest: President Barack Obama.
Shot at the White House earlier this month, the episode features both President Obama and Seinfeld driving a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe and talking about life in the White House over coffee.
“Growing up in the ’60s my kid dream was always to be an astronaut [and] doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space,” said Seinfeld in a statement. “’How did I get here?’ ‘Is this really happening?’ 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.”
Other Season 7 guests will be Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen Madigan and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Historically, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has been the bright spot in Crackle’s otherwise lackluster original programming lineup, but the streamer recently got a boost with its first hour-long scripted drama “The Art of More,” starring Dennis Quaid, which received a second season order earlier this month, less than two weeks after its debut.