Jerry Seinfeld will create two new stand-up specials for Netflix, with the first expected to arrive sometime during the upcoming year. He’ll additionally develop a scripted and non-scripted series for the web site. Meanwhile, ‘Comedians In Cars’ will arrive on Netflix with 24 new episodes in late 2017, along with the whole back catalog of the show. More episodes are expected to follow in 2018 and beyond.
‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ premiered on Sony’s Crackle platform in 2012 and recently kicked off its ninth season. As the candid title suggests, episodes feature Seinfeld running extended interviews with performers in a classic car and over a cup of coffee. Previous guests include Larry David, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Amy Schumer and even Barack Obama (as Seinfeld joked in that episode, the President has “gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify for getting on this show”).
As for the other facets of Seinfeld’s Netflix deal, the comedian has notably not released a stand-up special since 1998’s ‘I’m Telling You For The Last Time’, despite performing continuously and touring. In 2002, he delved into the art and mechanics of comedy in the documentary, Comedian, while in 2011 he started a site amassing a huge archive of past routines.
Seinfeld’s deal with Netflix comes as the streaming giant continues to pad its notable comedy lineup. Last year, Chris Rock announced a deal for just two new stand-up specials – his first since 2008 – while Dave Chappelle also partnered with Netflix for three specials, including one original set and two never-aired performances from Austin City Limits and the Hollywood Palladium. For Jerry Seinfeld tickets, you can browse The King Of Tickets inventory here!