Journalist reviews “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

January 19, 2018

It’s 11:32 PM on a Saturday night. After a long day of working as a barista, you like to unwind with a cup of tea, a warm blanket, and sometimes Netflix. After watching Oh Hello, On Broadway about two times a day for the past four months, it was time to mix it up. So, on this Saturday night, I decided to watch and then review the Netflix special, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for the Sartell LeSabre. 

As a 17-year-old girl in the 21st century, it may seem surprising that I grew up with things like Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, and the incomparable Jerry Seinfeld. So, once I stumbled upon Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, I was immediately intrigued.

It is hosted by the American actor and comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. He is most commonly recognized for the show Seinfeld and voicing the role of Barry Bee Benson in the animated film, The Bee Movie.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is exactly what it sounds like. It is comedians, in cars, getting coffee (duh). I thought to myself, “I have a strong love for comedians, a mediocre level passion for cars, and an inseparable addiction to coffee; why not try it out?” I had no idea what I was getting into…

I was up until 2:00 AM that evening watching multiple 15-minute installments of Jerry Seinfeld hopping in cars with comedians, talking about careers, laughing, and enjoying a nice cup of joe!  The first episode is with none other than the hysterical Jim Carrey. He was commonly known for his funny faces and over the top actions. You might recognize him from The Mask, The Grinch, and Dumb and Dumber. However, in his early career, he played the role of Andy Kaufman in Man On The Moon. There is a documentary about him and this role. His method acting ruined relationships and himself. However, he has kind of disappeared from show business. He now has fallen in love with painting and sculpting.

Jim Carrey (left) impersonating Andy Kaufman (right) in “Man On The Moon”

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.”

— Jim Carrey

Seinfeld felt he was the perfect first guest for this talk show. The entire time they were just goofing around and reminiscing about their careers; an episode full of joy and humor. This episode was a great first impression of the rest of this show. Other guests on the show were  Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Will Ferrel, and even former President Barack Obama.

Overall, I rank this show a 10/10 and you know this is all I will be doing this three day weekend.

About the Contributor
Laura Carlson, Journalist

Oh hello! I am very excited to be a journalist for this wonderful newspaper! A little bit about me...I love musical theatre, opera, LaCroix, Justin Trudeau,...

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