Jerry Seinfeld’s passion for cars and comedy has proven the right formula for the web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The fourth season and the first in a new five-season deal with the Crackle network will debut June 19.
Crackle.com, a unit of Sony (SNE) Pictures TV, reports luxury automaker Acura has extended its exclusive deal to sponsor 24 new episodes of the car & comedy mashup.
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is an online series appearing on Crackle.com that revolves around Seinfeld driving fellow comedians around in rare and expensive cars (and sometimes not-so rare and inexpensive cars) and then going for coffee.
David Letterman, Don Rickles, Seth Meyers, Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Michael Richards, Tina Fey, Chris Rock and George Costanza among the guests who have appeared with Seinfeld during the first three seasons.
Among other guests in the first three seasons: Ricky Gervais, Larry David and Alec Baldwin
This new season will feature Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jon Stewart and George Wallace.
The series has been an underground success. Crackle.com’s website reports that since its debut in 2012, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has delivered more than 40 million streams.
It’s no secret Seinfeld is an avid car collector, particularly with Porsche.
According to the Crackle web site:
“Crackle is the place to experience pure entertainment: full-length movies, TV shows, and original series from genres that embody cool — all uncut, uncensored, and unbelievably free. We’ve had enough of “disposable entertainment” that is as relevant as a laughing/dancing baby — we are here to watch and talk about the videos that really matter.”