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Paul Williams 2017-10-11
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Somewhere toward the end of Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix special, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” the comedian sits cross-legged on what looks like a quiet city street—it might be the kind of movie-lot facsimile on which “Seinfeld” was often shot—surrounded by hundreds of yellow notebook pages.

On the pages are uncountable jokes, scrawled in blue and black ink.

The scene—one of several short, nostalgic, and, for Seinfeld, surprisingly earnest interludes—further hones a persona that Seinfeld has been cultivating for fifteen years or so, beginning with his turn as the executive producer and star of the 2002 documentary “Comedian”: that of grateful tradesman, an evangelist for the virtues of his lifelong craft.

In the best episodes of his Internet interview show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” he commiserates with his co-laborers about their shared social phobias—at parties, they scurry off to find the nearest comedian—as well as the irreplaceable joy, after so many barely perceptible misfires, of perfecting the rhythm of a joke.

(The worst episodes, by contrast, tend to feature younger, somewhat sunnier comics whose work Seinfeld obviously cares about very little, and whose appeal to audiences probably confounds him.)

In the new special, Seinfeld, resorting to one of standup’s oldest go-to’s—stark, supposed behavioral divisions between large categories of people—says, “Men like things: fixing, building, working on things.” (He’s still the best out-loud italicizer in the business.)

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William Gonzales 2017-08-25
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The comedian, who first made a name for himself railing against the ambiguity of contemporary life, is set to debut his first Netflix special.

(It’s hard not to imagine him pacing onstage, hands outstretched in consternation: “What’s the deal with streaming?

Just the week prior, Netflix made public its plans to prolong the Jason Bateman crime drama Ozark.

Days before that was news of Glow, Jenji Kohan's show about the 1980s women's wrestling league, getting a Season 2 order.

*Glow’s much-deserved extension came on the heels of the company’s latest young adult series acquisition (the untitled series is billed as “a teenage love story with supernatural twists”).

News that poured out of Netflix HQ for weeks before that proved to be just as absorbing: applauded showrunner Shonda Rhimes would be leaving ABC for a multi-year deal; David Letterman was coming out of retirement to host a longform interview series; Ali Wong and Randall Park were teaming up for feature comedy; Netflix had procured 12 new anime series and a Godzilla movie; Kevin Spacey would helm a Gore Vidal biopic; and Sanaa Lathan would star in a feature adaptation of the bestselling novel Nappily Ever After.

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Edward Hickey 2021-06-24
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Famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld is, well, famously fond of Pop-Tarts, the rectangle-shaped, fruit-filled pastries. Seinfeld hasn’t been shy about making his fondness Pop-Tarts known — in fact, the product was the subject of one particularly popular stand-up comedy bit. Now the comedian has teamed up with Netflix to the public a new look at this classic treat. Seinfeld is a … Continue reading
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Ronald Breau 2018-06-14
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Funny or Die's parody talk show "Between Two Ferns" returned on Thursday after a nearly two-year absence.

Host Zach Galifianakis interviewed comedian Jerry Seinfeld and rapper Cardi B.

Galifianakis treats Cardi B much better than Seinfeld in the episode, giving her a gift for her baby-on-the-way and making Seinfeld sit on a crate.

After a nearly two-year absence, Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" returned on Thursday with guests Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B.

The last time we saw the Zach Galifianakis-hosted parody talk show was in September 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the guest during the presidential campaign.

Galifianakis opens the episode with comedian Seinfeld, saying to someone off-camera, "I had president Hillary Clinton on last time, and now I have this guy."

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Wesley Reese 2016-12-26
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2016 has been an incredibly fraught year, but at least Jerry Seinfeld is attempting to end it on a positive note with the release of the first trailer for the ninth season of .

By the time the new season begins, it will only have been six months since the eighth season concluded.

As with each of the past three seasons, Seinfeld will be joined by six guests in season 9: Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black, Bob Einstein and Christoph Waltz.

You could argue that Waltz isn t exactly a comedian, but neither was President Obama, and that still worked out pretty well.

Take a sneak peek at the new season and the upcoming guests in the short trailer below:

53 episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee have aired to date.

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George Mitchell 2016-11-22
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What does this new video, made by YouTuber Spinny P, tell us about the secret messages embedded in Jerry Seinfeld s cult classic?

An approximate transcript of the video tells us everything we need to know.

And suddenly, everything was illuminated.

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Bessie Scavotto 2017-08-22
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Jerry Seinfeld's first special is coming to Netflix on September 19, and it's going to take the comedian back to his comedy club roots.

"Jerry Before Seinfeld," announced Monday on the Netflix Comedy Instagram page (which also debuted at the same time), will combine his stand-up comedy performance along with a personal retrospective of his life and career.

The special is the start of a lot of Seinfeld content that is coming to Netflix.

The streaming service announced in January that his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" series is getting 24 new episodes that are exclusive to Netflix, and the previous episodes of his show that originally shown on the Sony-owned Crackle service are coming, too.

The series is expected to appear on Netflix later this year.

Previous episodes of "Comedians" have included Seinfeld's conversations with Larry David and Alec Baldwin.

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Marion Kimberlin 2016-06-14
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Mark Zuckerberg held his first Live Q using Facebook s new video service Tuesday, but it wasn t until Jerry Seinfeld showed up about 45 minutes in that things actually got interesting.

You get out of the bed, you go to the bathroom...

Oh no, the first thing I do is look at my phone, Zuckerberg said.

Before I put my contacts in, I look at what s going on at Facebook.

Facebook

The Facebook head also revealed that, like many mortal humans, his baby sometimes disrupts his sleep.

I didn t know a human could make those noises.

You can watch the hour-long video session — a form described by one Facebook exec Tuesday as the future of communication — above.

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Ronald Evans 2017-08-22
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This will be the first time a lot of these early Jerry Seinfeld jokes have be told to a large audience.

Earlier this year, Jerry Seinfeld proclaimed Netflix and its chief content officer Ted Sarandos “have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand-up comedy as I do.” Now, we will see just how funny the combination will be with Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix stand-up special, Jerry Before Seinfeld, featuring him telling jokes of his from more than 40 years ago.

Jerry Before Seinfeld will have footage from Seinfeld’s personal archive, previously unreleased material, and “an intimate performance at the Comic Strip in New York City,” according to Netflix.

To get deeper into the man who mined gold out of daily minutia, Jerry Before Seinfeld will showcase “a library of legal pads with every joke he’s written since 1975.”

In promotion of Jerry Before Seinfeld, Netflix flooded its new Netflix Comedy account on Instagram with photos and audio clips and pictures of Seinfeld’s decades-spanning trove of jokes.

Very serious insights scribbled on the yellow pages include socks hating their lives, cotton ball preferences between men and women, and Cookie Crisp.

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Robert Woodward 2017-08-23
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Netflix is bringing some excellent films to its catalog in September.

Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" and Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" all hit Netflix on the first day of September.

On the originals front, "Narcos" returns for its third season.

"Fuller House" also returns thanks to the nostalgia train that will never stop.

There are a number of new comedy specials, but the most intriguing might be "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

It's a one-hour comedy special that has Jerry Seinfeld telling jokes spanning his entire career.

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Troy Schindler 2016-12-04

Dreamworks 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee Jerry Seinfeld and a human woman Renée Zellweger —has long served as the inspiration behind the internet s weirdest memes.

Recently it s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and heroic exercise of futility and devotion.

In November, YouTubers began methodically remixing Bee Movie and its trailer into absolute gibberish.

It's a funny, absurdist idea that kept building on itself, soon reaching the point of no return.

Now, we ve moved past Bee Movie—people have been meticulously re-crafting choice pieces of pop culture using similarly nonsensical rubrics.

The results are a sort of 21st century dada experiment—deeply pointless, sort of confusing, and interestingly astute.

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Eric Erikson 2016-12-04
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Dreamworks 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee Jerry Seinfeld and a human woman Renée Zellweger —has long served as the inspiration behind the internet s weirdest memes.

Recently it s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and heroic exercise of futility and devotion.

In November, YouTubers began methodically remixing Bee Movie and its trailer into absolute gibberish.

It's a funny, absurdist idea that kept building on itself, soon reaching the point of no return.

Now, we ve moved past Bee Movie—people have been meticulously re-crafting choice pieces of pop culture using similarly nonsensical rubrics.

The results are a sort of 21st century dada experiment—deeply pointless, sort of confusing, and interestingly astute.

collect
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Guy Moorhouse 2016-10-14
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Netflix may be lacking in good film, but there's no denying loves Chris Rock.

The streaming giant signed a staggering deal with the comedian for two specials.

The Hollywood Reporterpegs it at $40 million that's nearly £33m .

Sources say Rock has secured a whopping $40 million for the specials, which sets a new high mark for a stand-up comic.

The $20 million per special is believed to be more than such A-list comedians as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer have commanded

The Hollywood Reporter says there was a multi-network bidding war over the new specials.

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Janet Gaines 2017-10-11
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The comedian Jerry Seinfeld sits down with David Remnick to discuss his creative process, working with Larry David, and revealing his talents to his parents.

Finally, sitting in silence, I will feel a deep sense of loneliness that I’ve never truly allowed myself to feel before.

The past week has demonstrated that there is no shortage of small tyrannies and compromised altruism in our times and in our midst.

Giggs’s bona fides and disinterest in adapting are his strongest assets, and they explain his rigid status as a U.K. rap icon.

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Bruce Garland 2016-11-20
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Bee Movie is an hour and 35 minutes long, but now you can watch the whole thing in a little over seven minutes.

This is thanks to Avoid At All Costs, a YouTuber devoted to remixing Jerry Seinfeld s cult classic.

Every time someone says the word bee —which happens 172 times throughout the film—get increasingly twisted.

Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground.

The bee, of course, flies anyway.

We know that you, as a bee, have worked your whole life to get to the point where you can work for your whole life.

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Charles Michels 2018-08-11
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Ever wonder what Jerry Seinfeld thinks of the hipster cafes and retro diners he takes celebrity guests to in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?

Wonder no longer, because Seinfeld is leaving witty restaurant reviews on Google Maps of places he went during his Netflix talk show.

And they make for quite entertaining reading.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a simple, yet ingenious concept for a talk show.

Seinfeld choses a classic car based on the personality of the comedian he's picking up and then takes them to a diner, cafe or restaurant in their hood that serves great coffee.

While the cars are often flashy or weird -- he picked up actor Zach Galifianakis in a 1972 Volkswagen Thing -- it's seeing the finicky celebs order food that gives insight into their quirks.

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Paul Williams 2017-10-11
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Somewhere toward the end of Jerry Seinfeld’s new Netflix special, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” the comedian sits cross-legged on what looks like a quiet city street—it might be the kind of movie-lot facsimile on which “Seinfeld” was often shot—surrounded by hundreds of yellow notebook pages.

On the pages are uncountable jokes, scrawled in blue and black ink.

The scene—one of several short, nostalgic, and, for Seinfeld, surprisingly earnest interludes—further hones a persona that Seinfeld has been cultivating for fifteen years or so, beginning with his turn as the executive producer and star of the 2002 documentary “Comedian”: that of grateful tradesman, an evangelist for the virtues of his lifelong craft.

In the best episodes of his Internet interview show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” he commiserates with his co-laborers about their shared social phobias—at parties, they scurry off to find the nearest comedian—as well as the irreplaceable joy, after so many barely perceptible misfires, of perfecting the rhythm of a joke.

(The worst episodes, by contrast, tend to feature younger, somewhat sunnier comics whose work Seinfeld obviously cares about very little, and whose appeal to audiences probably confounds him.)

In the new special, Seinfeld, resorting to one of standup’s oldest go-to’s—stark, supposed behavioral divisions between large categories of people—says, “Men like things: fixing, building, working on things.” (He’s still the best out-loud italicizer in the business.)

Edward Hickey 2021-06-24
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Famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld is, well, famously fond of Pop-Tarts, the rectangle-shaped, fruit-filled pastries. Seinfeld hasn’t been shy about making his fondness Pop-Tarts known — in fact, the product was the subject of one particularly popular stand-up comedy bit. Now the comedian has teamed up with Netflix to the public a new look at this classic treat. Seinfeld is a … Continue reading
Wesley Reese 2016-12-26
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2016 has been an incredibly fraught year, but at least Jerry Seinfeld is attempting to end it on a positive note with the release of the first trailer for the ninth season of .

By the time the new season begins, it will only have been six months since the eighth season concluded.

As with each of the past three seasons, Seinfeld will be joined by six guests in season 9: Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black, Bob Einstein and Christoph Waltz.

You could argue that Waltz isn t exactly a comedian, but neither was President Obama, and that still worked out pretty well.

Take a sneak peek at the new season and the upcoming guests in the short trailer below:

53 episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee have aired to date.

Bessie Scavotto 2017-08-22
img

Jerry Seinfeld's first special is coming to Netflix on September 19, and it's going to take the comedian back to his comedy club roots.

"Jerry Before Seinfeld," announced Monday on the Netflix Comedy Instagram page (which also debuted at the same time), will combine his stand-up comedy performance along with a personal retrospective of his life and career.

The special is the start of a lot of Seinfeld content that is coming to Netflix.

The streaming service announced in January that his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" series is getting 24 new episodes that are exclusive to Netflix, and the previous episodes of his show that originally shown on the Sony-owned Crackle service are coming, too.

The series is expected to appear on Netflix later this year.

Previous episodes of "Comedians" have included Seinfeld's conversations with Larry David and Alec Baldwin.

Ronald Evans 2017-08-22
img

This will be the first time a lot of these early Jerry Seinfeld jokes have be told to a large audience.

Earlier this year, Jerry Seinfeld proclaimed Netflix and its chief content officer Ted Sarandos “have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand-up comedy as I do.” Now, we will see just how funny the combination will be with Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix stand-up special, Jerry Before Seinfeld, featuring him telling jokes of his from more than 40 years ago.

Jerry Before Seinfeld will have footage from Seinfeld’s personal archive, previously unreleased material, and “an intimate performance at the Comic Strip in New York City,” according to Netflix.

To get deeper into the man who mined gold out of daily minutia, Jerry Before Seinfeld will showcase “a library of legal pads with every joke he’s written since 1975.”

In promotion of Jerry Before Seinfeld, Netflix flooded its new Netflix Comedy account on Instagram with photos and audio clips and pictures of Seinfeld’s decades-spanning trove of jokes.

Very serious insights scribbled on the yellow pages include socks hating their lives, cotton ball preferences between men and women, and Cookie Crisp.

Troy Schindler 2016-12-04

Dreamworks 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee Jerry Seinfeld and a human woman Renée Zellweger —has long served as the inspiration behind the internet s weirdest memes.

Recently it s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and heroic exercise of futility and devotion.

In November, YouTubers began methodically remixing Bee Movie and its trailer into absolute gibberish.

It's a funny, absurdist idea that kept building on itself, soon reaching the point of no return.

Now, we ve moved past Bee Movie—people have been meticulously re-crafting choice pieces of pop culture using similarly nonsensical rubrics.

The results are a sort of 21st century dada experiment—deeply pointless, sort of confusing, and interestingly astute.

Guy Moorhouse 2016-10-14
img

Netflix may be lacking in good film, but there's no denying loves Chris Rock.

The streaming giant signed a staggering deal with the comedian for two specials.

The Hollywood Reporterpegs it at $40 million that's nearly £33m .

Sources say Rock has secured a whopping $40 million for the specials, which sets a new high mark for a stand-up comic.

The $20 million per special is believed to be more than such A-list comedians as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer have commanded

The Hollywood Reporter says there was a multi-network bidding war over the new specials.

Bruce Garland 2016-11-20
img

Bee Movie is an hour and 35 minutes long, but now you can watch the whole thing in a little over seven minutes.

This is thanks to Avoid At All Costs, a YouTuber devoted to remixing Jerry Seinfeld s cult classic.

Every time someone says the word bee —which happens 172 times throughout the film—get increasingly twisted.

Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground.

The bee, of course, flies anyway.

We know that you, as a bee, have worked your whole life to get to the point where you can work for your whole life.

William Gonzales 2017-08-25
img

The comedian, who first made a name for himself railing against the ambiguity of contemporary life, is set to debut his first Netflix special.

(It’s hard not to imagine him pacing onstage, hands outstretched in consternation: “What’s the deal with streaming?

Just the week prior, Netflix made public its plans to prolong the Jason Bateman crime drama Ozark.

Days before that was news of Glow, Jenji Kohan's show about the 1980s women's wrestling league, getting a Season 2 order.

*Glow’s much-deserved extension came on the heels of the company’s latest young adult series acquisition (the untitled series is billed as “a teenage love story with supernatural twists”).

News that poured out of Netflix HQ for weeks before that proved to be just as absorbing: applauded showrunner Shonda Rhimes would be leaving ABC for a multi-year deal; David Letterman was coming out of retirement to host a longform interview series; Ali Wong and Randall Park were teaming up for feature comedy; Netflix had procured 12 new anime series and a Godzilla movie; Kevin Spacey would helm a Gore Vidal biopic; and Sanaa Lathan would star in a feature adaptation of the bestselling novel Nappily Ever After.

Ronald Breau 2018-06-14
img

Funny or Die's parody talk show "Between Two Ferns" returned on Thursday after a nearly two-year absence.

Host Zach Galifianakis interviewed comedian Jerry Seinfeld and rapper Cardi B.

Galifianakis treats Cardi B much better than Seinfeld in the episode, giving her a gift for her baby-on-the-way and making Seinfeld sit on a crate.

After a nearly two-year absence, Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" returned on Thursday with guests Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B.

The last time we saw the Zach Galifianakis-hosted parody talk show was in September 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the guest during the presidential campaign.

Galifianakis opens the episode with comedian Seinfeld, saying to someone off-camera, "I had president Hillary Clinton on last time, and now I have this guy."

George Mitchell 2016-11-22
img

What does this new video, made by YouTuber Spinny P, tell us about the secret messages embedded in Jerry Seinfeld s cult classic?

An approximate transcript of the video tells us everything we need to know.

And suddenly, everything was illuminated.

Marion Kimberlin 2016-06-14
img

Mark Zuckerberg held his first Live Q using Facebook s new video service Tuesday, but it wasn t until Jerry Seinfeld showed up about 45 minutes in that things actually got interesting.

You get out of the bed, you go to the bathroom...

Oh no, the first thing I do is look at my phone, Zuckerberg said.

Before I put my contacts in, I look at what s going on at Facebook.

Facebook

The Facebook head also revealed that, like many mortal humans, his baby sometimes disrupts his sleep.

I didn t know a human could make those noises.

You can watch the hour-long video session — a form described by one Facebook exec Tuesday as the future of communication — above.

Robert Woodward 2017-08-23
img

Netflix is bringing some excellent films to its catalog in September.

Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" and Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" all hit Netflix on the first day of September.

On the originals front, "Narcos" returns for its third season.

"Fuller House" also returns thanks to the nostalgia train that will never stop.

There are a number of new comedy specials, but the most intriguing might be "Jerry Before Seinfeld."

It's a one-hour comedy special that has Jerry Seinfeld telling jokes spanning his entire career.

Eric Erikson 2016-12-04
img

Dreamworks 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee Jerry Seinfeld and a human woman Renée Zellweger —has long served as the inspiration behind the internet s weirdest memes.

Recently it s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and heroic exercise of futility and devotion.

In November, YouTubers began methodically remixing Bee Movie and its trailer into absolute gibberish.

It's a funny, absurdist idea that kept building on itself, soon reaching the point of no return.

Now, we ve moved past Bee Movie—people have been meticulously re-crafting choice pieces of pop culture using similarly nonsensical rubrics.

The results are a sort of 21st century dada experiment—deeply pointless, sort of confusing, and interestingly astute.

Janet Gaines 2017-10-11
img

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that

The comedian Jerry Seinfeld sits down with David Remnick to discuss his creative process, working with Larry David, and revealing his talents to his parents.

Finally, sitting in silence, I will feel a deep sense of loneliness that I’ve never truly allowed myself to feel before.

The past week has demonstrated that there is no shortage of small tyrannies and compromised altruism in our times and in our midst.

Giggs’s bona fides and disinterest in adapting are his strongest assets, and they explain his rigid status as a U.K. rap icon.

Charles Michels 2018-08-11
img

Ever wonder what Jerry Seinfeld thinks of the hipster cafes and retro diners he takes celebrity guests to in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?

Wonder no longer, because Seinfeld is leaving witty restaurant reviews on Google Maps of places he went during his Netflix talk show.

And they make for quite entertaining reading.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a simple, yet ingenious concept for a talk show.

Seinfeld choses a classic car based on the personality of the comedian he's picking up and then takes them to a diner, cafe or restaurant in their hood that serves great coffee.

While the cars are often flashy or weird -- he picked up actor Zach Galifianakis in a 1972 Volkswagen Thing -- it's seeing the finicky celebs order food that gives insight into their quirks.