By Patrick Kevin Day
7:27 PM EDT, June 13, 2013
Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel this week with new episodes of his most interesting post-"Seinfeld" project: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."
Capitalizing on the recent trend of comedians hosting shows where they interview other comedians (such as Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast and "Comedy Bang Bang"), Seinfeld is taking his famous funny friends out for a spin and a cup of hot joe. Along the way they talk comedy, life and other matters.
The series originally debuted online last year with a 10-episode first season through the content site Crackle. The first run earned Seinfeld a Webby Award for best comedic performance in May. Now he's back with a 24-episode second season.
In the second-season premiere, Seinfeld takes Sarah Silverman out for a ride in a Jaguar XKE convertible. Each comedian gets paired with a car that matches their persona. So Silverman gets a sleek and sexy Jaguar, while comedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner got a silver Rolls Royce for their episode last year. In an upcoming episode, Seinfeld and David Letterman cruise the streets of Connecticut in a Volvo station wagon suped-up with a new engine by the great Paul Newman.
The first season was notable for Seinfeld's discussions with his "Seinfeld" collaborator Larry David and co-star Michael Richards, who even opened up to Jerry about his racist on-stage rant at the Laugh Factory in 2006.
In addition to Silverman and Letterman, guests on the upcoming season include Don Rickles, Seth Meyers and Chris Rock. (Seinfeld even gets pulled over by police in the Rock episode.)
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