Well, here’s a sight that no car enthusiast – ourselves included – could ever predict. It’s President Obama at the wheel of a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette with none other than Jerry Seinfeld in the passenger’s seat.
The duo rode around in the vintage blue ‘Vette for an episode of Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” web series that airs Wednesday, December 30th at 11:30 p.m. EST. Seinfeld, POTUS and crew filmed the segment in early December. Obama is in fact the first elected official to appear in the series which generally features well-known comedians like Will Farrell, Steve Martin and Larry David.
In the new episode, we’ll see both Seinfeld and Obama taking turns at the wheel. That in and of itself is rare because Obama doesn’t drive these days. But don’t expect an interstate joyride or anything. They stick to the circular road on the South Lawn of the White House grounds. Afterwards, they grab some coffee, inside a staff dining room in the White House basement of course, and chat about life in the White House.
President Obama has never had the reputation of being a big car enthusiast, nor is he known as much of a comedian. So the big question is just how did Obama score a spot on the show? Well, it appears he is funnyman enough for Seinfeld.
“He’s done some really good work as a monologist at those correspondents dinners — that’s how he qualifies to be on the show,” Seinfeld told The Washington Post. Seinfeld is referring to the annual black-tie gathering of White House reporters.
Reportedly, Seinfeld got wind that Obama said he was one of his favorite comedians. Seinfeld jokingly (or not) told his producers they should ask POTUS to be on the show. They did just that, and now we have a ’63 Corvette moment soon bound for the video documented history books.
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” returns for its seventh season on Crackle Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2016 at 11:30 p.m EST.