Jerry Seinfeld, who is breaking ground with an Emmy-nominated digital show that will put him in direct competition for honors with late-night staples such as Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, drops a number of tantalizing nuggets in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Among them, Seinfeld reveals that his online series, Crackle’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” could be headed to TV. “We’re talking to television and cable and streaming [outlets], and so there are a variety of forms that this show might take,” Seinfeld tells THR. “Nothing is set yet. It’s just conversations now, but there’s been a lot of interest.”
The comedian also revealed a joke he wrote for President Obama when they were setting up an appearance by Obama on Seinfeld’s show: “My favorite moment was when I said to him, ‘When I call you, you answer the phone, “White House,” I’ll say, “I’d like to speak with the president, please,” and then you say, “Speaking.” ‘ He thought that was a great joke, so we started with that.”
We encourage readers to click here to go to THR to read the rest of Seinfeld’s interview, which is also featured in the Aug. 19 hardcopy issue of The Hollywood Reporter.