Saturday 1 October 2016

Barack Obama is the latest star to appear in Jerry Seinfeld's show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Sasha Brady

Published 04/01/2016 | 13:49

Barack Obama and Jerry Seinfeld in a still from Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Barack Obama and Jerry Seinfeld in a still from Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

He isn't a comedian and we can't imagine him doing a casual coffee run but US President Barack Obama has nonetheless starred in an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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The web series, as the name suggests, revolves around the Seinfeld actor and his comedian friends driving in classic cars and making small talk over coffee.

The show has included comedians such as Jim Carrey, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles and even David Letterman turned up post-retirement to do a spot on the web series.

In this latest episode the Seinfeld and Obama drive around the grounds of the White House in the US president's 1963 Corvette: The Beast.

However, Secret Service refused to allow the pair to leave the grounds of the president's official residence so they take their coffee in one of the rooms of the White House.

Their conversation topics range from nothing to the sanity of world leaders and the merits of profanity.
 

Seinfeld said that Obama has told enough jokes in events such as the White House Correspondents Dinner to be considered a comedian.

When asked how many world leaders are out of their minds, Obama answered: "A pretty sizeable per cent". "They love me - partly because they think my ears are big and so I look a little like a cartoon character."

“Bad stuff, or stupid stuff, is happening constantly, right?” Obama says.

“Every day. So you have to be able to just make fun of a lot of that, like: ‘That was even dumber and more annoying than usual.’ That’s when cursing is really useful.”

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