If you’re a fan of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and thought there is no way he will ever get a bigger guest than Kevin Hart, season seven has something special in store for you.
On Monday, the White House announced that President Barack Obama will be among the six guests going for a ride-along (and presumably a cup of java) with the comedian. Obama and Seinfeld filmed the episode on Dec. 7 and the show will kick off the new season Dec. 30 at 11:30 p.m. ET.
Here is the trailer for season seven of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which slyly holds off the revelation about the president until the very end.
So who’s getting overshadowed by Obama this season? Seinfeld’s other guests will be Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen Madigan and Sebastian Maniscalco. Will having Obama on the show offend any of those other guests? Not in terms of personal politics, but as a comedian? Seinfeld pointed out Obama’s comedy bona fides.
“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’s Dan Zak.
The automobile of choice will be a blue 1963 Corvette Sting split-window coupe that the two will take turns driving near the White House South Lawn. (Obama will apparently be driving, something he likely hasn’t had the opportunity to do during his seven years in our nation’s highest office.) Much to the disappointment of Washington, D.C. diners and coffee shops (but surely the relief of the Secret Service in addition to D.C. residents), Obama and Seinfeld will have their coffee and more conversation in a basement dining room.
Will this be more fun than Obama appearing on Between Two Ferns with Zack Galafiankakis, hanging with Bear Grylls, chatting in Marc Maron’s garage or any of his multiple late-night talk show stops with the likes of David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel? (Unlike some of those appearances, driving around with Seinfeld apparently isn’t tied to any sort of policy initiative.) We’ll find out in just over a week when Comedians in Cars Driving Coffee premieres on Dec. 30.