From Kramerica Industries, in association with Art Vandelay (he’s an importer/exporter), comes a masterful guide to the personalities of Seinfeld! The Connected Characters of Seinfeld is an art print by Pop Chart Lab that catalogs the cast of over 230 characters from Seinfeld. Signed and numbered prints are available to purchase from the Pop Chart Lab shop.
Cataloging a cast of over 230 close-talkers, anti-dentites, mimbos and more—from recurring players like Newman and Jackie Chiles to memorable one-offs like the Mandelbaums and Man Hands—this sprawling, sponge-worthy schematic sorts the sitcom’s subjects by frequency of appearance, then maps each character’s connection to Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and yada, yada, yada.
“I always wanted to be on a show about nothing,” Obama joked in the Season 7 premiere of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. “And here I am.” Obama has been known for making appearances on popular entertainment shows, including Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. But how exactly did the leader of the free world end up on a Crackle series that exclusively features comedians?
“Jerry jokingly suggested that we should invite the President to be on the show,” a Crackle spokesperson told Mashable in an email Wednesday.
So, he just asked. There you go.
Barack Obama continues his supremacy for the best social media by a leader of a nation as he appears with Jerry Seinfeld when the seventh season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee debuts on Wednesday, December 30th. Other guests driving around with Seinfeld include Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen Madison, and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t play colleges and has no plans to do so in the near future because of how politically-correct kids are these days.
Following his much-talked about comments from last week about college students becoming too politically correct, Jerry Seinfeld elaborated his point during Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night. When Seth Meyers noted that there are more people than ever now who will “let you know you went over the line” in comedy than ever before, Seinfeld agreed.
“And they keep moving the lines in, for no reason,” Seinfeld said, citing the uncomfortable feeling he now gets from his audience when he tells his joke about people who scroll through their phone like a “gay French king.”
“Are you kidding me?” he asked. “I could imagine a time where people say, ‘Well, that’s offensive to suggest that a gay person moves their hands in a flourishing motion and you now need to apologize.’ I mean, there’s a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me.”
Tonight, I watched the interview of Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld again for around the 10th time. Like one of my favourite albums, there’s always something new I catch, and the sense of liberation Jerry has wins out every time. His wonderfully barbed admission are brilliant, and here are the top 10 lines from Jerry.
1. In comedy, the worst thing is when you get comfortable. That’s why success is the enemy of comedy.
2. I had been on The Tonight Show for 9 years. Nobody at NBC, not one person, after 9 years of going on Carson, 3 or 4 times a year, and killing, nobody said, why don’t we talk to this kid? (Howard: Why do you think that is?) Really? Really? (Silence.) Because…Network television companies struggle with the entertainment field. They struggle to create entertainment. It’s a struggle for them.
3. I’m not that big on enjoyment. I don’t think it’s that important. I think what’s important that they enjoy it.
4. On Johnny Carson’s advice: Don’t ever think you know what’s going to happen in this business.
5. The Seinfeld Chronicles didn’t do well for the first 4 years. We had a very high income demo. Horrible ratings, but the people we got were high income. You get rich people to watch your show, you’re going to stay on.
6. Every second of my existence, I’m thinking, can I do something with that?
7. If you’re a comedian and you’re playing golf, you’re going nowhere in this business.
8. When I used to fly in coach, and the stewardess used to close the little thing, and they kinda give you a look in coach like “Maybe if you had worked a little harder, I wouldn’t have to do this.”
9. I think I know why Dennis Miller is doing that (more political comedy). That’s what he wants to do.
10. Your blessing in life is when you find the torture you’re comfortable with.
11. Would I want to be young again? No. If you’re a little lucky in life, you should enjoy getting older. Because you’re going to see more. When you’re young, you can’t see what’s going on so well. You get older, you walk into a room, and you meet this guy and that guy, and you go, Oh, I know exactly what’s going on here.
12. I’m so lost in my own head, I’m not thinking about what other people… “Do people expect you to be funny all the time?” I get that question. What do I know about what people expect? What do I care what people expect? Your expectations are your problem.
13. You can get any moron to talk about themselves, and you’ll kinda find some weird thing about them that is kind of interesting.
14. When you really evolve, you can just do things. Stop talking about it.
Who is Larry David? “Who the hell knows,” the TV and comedy star tells Charlie Rose in a hilarious and revealing 60 Minutes interview that Larry says he didn’t want to do in the first place
In this hilarious sketch shown for SNL’s 40th anniversary show, we only saw one view, and now NBC has released new 360° videos of some of the scenes. In this one, Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) tries his best to keep contestants Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon), Tony Bennett (Alec Baldwin), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald), Christoph Waltz (Taran Killam), Matthew McConaughey (Jim Carrey) and Bill Cosby (Kenan Thompson) in line.
Jerry Seinfeld fields questions from audience members Michael Douglas, John Goodman, James Franco, Larry David, Tim Meadows, Dakota Johnson and Sarah Palin.
For more virtual reality/360 experiences like this one, download the Vrse app at http://vrse.com
New York City video editor LJ Frezza has created “Nothing,” a six-minute supercut video of empty scenes from the television comedy series Seinfeld where nothing is happening, even though Jerry has said the show is a show about nothing.