clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Watch President Obama's episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

'I always wanted to be in a show about nothing, and here I am'

With a dry, biting wit and several well-reviewed performances at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama is often cited as one of the funniest men to grace the Oval Office. His sense of humor was sharp enough to earn a co-sign from Jerry Seinfeld, who asked him to star in the seventh season premiere of his Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The commander-in-chief's episode premiered late last night, and you can watch it in full for free on Crackle and on the show's website.

If you haven't seen the show before, it's a mixture of straightforward car porn and Seinfeld-esque winding conversation (over coffee, naturally). Obama's episode is much the same: Seinfeld waxes poetic about the virtues of a 1963 Corvette with a split back, takes a few spins about the White House grounds with the president, and sneaks a peek at his own official vehicle. (It's "a Caddy, basically on a tank frame.") Obama makes a capable straight man up against Seinfeld's neuroticism, and it's hard to resist the sight gag of Seinfeld banging on an Oval Office window like he's Uncle Leo. Unfortunately, Crackle really wants people watching this at their website — an embed is rather useless to our US readers, so head here to watch the full episode.