President Barack Obama will be the first guest on the 7th season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” a web series that aptly features Jerry Seinfeld and another comedian driving around in a car and drinking coffee. Obama is the first politician to appear on the show.
Asked about Obama’s comic status, Seinfeld referred The Washington Post to the president’s jokes at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, saying “he’s done some really good work as a monologist at those correspondents dinners — that’s how he qualifies to be on the show.”
In a statement, the White House touted the show as “an opportunity to pull back the curtain for Americans on life in the White House,” adding the president and comedian “had a unique, candid conversation that focused largely on the lighter side of the presidency.”
Seinfeld called the “out-of-body” experience an “honor.”
“Doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space,” Seinfeld said, relating the interview to his childhood dream of being an astronaut.
“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 added.
The episode was filmed on Dec. 7, one day after President Obama gave a rare address from the Oval Office to provide an update on the San Bernardino shooting. It will air on Dec. 30 at 11:30pm on Sony’s streaming service Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.
Watch the promo video above, via Vimeo.
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