Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Review: The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book by Jerry Seinfeld

About the Book


Audio Book

Simone & Schuster Audio

Release Date
November 22, 2022

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Listening length: 10 hours

Read by a full cast, with an introduction read by the author

A celebration of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, featuring some of comedy’s most iconic voices in excerpts from their appearances on Jerry Seinfeld’s groundbreaking streaming series!

Featuring appearances by: Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Alec Baldwin, Colleen Ballinger, Todd Barry, Lewis Black, Neal Brennan, Matthew Broderick, Mel Brooks, Bill Burr, Dana Carvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Margaret Cho, Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Larry David, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Einstein, Gad Elmaleh, Bridget Everett, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, Joel Hodgson, Mario Joyner, Robert Klein, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Norm MacDonald, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Maher, Sebastian Maniscalco, Barry Marder, Steve Martin, Chuck Martin, Kate McKinnon, Lorne Michaels, Hasan Minhaj, Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney, Eddie Murphy, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Colin Quinn, Brian Regan, Carl Reiner, Michael Richards, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, J.B. Smoove, Howard Stern, Jon Stewart, Melissa VillaseƱor, George Wallace, Christoph Waltz, Ali Wentworth, and Kristen Wiig.

Over eleven seasons and eighty-four episodes, Jerry Seinfeld drove around in classic cars, grabbing coffee and chatting with the funniest people alive. The result was not only a hilarious collection of casual yet intimate conversations but arguably the most important historical archive about the art of comedy ever amassed.

Now that archive is preserved in the form of a carefully curated audiobook collection of excerpts from the show. Seinfeld has handpicked the show’s keenest insights and funniest exchanges. Also included is a fascinating oral history that details how this scrappy creative experiment landed unprecedented access to the White House, earned multiple Emmy nominations, and helped lead the streaming revolution.

My Review

I enjoyed listening to this on audio.  It was a good companion to my exercise routine. 

I really appreciated the different comedians’ voices on the audio.  It’s like I was listening in to conversations between them.    You get to hear some “behind the scenes” stories as well.  It makes for a fun escape from reality for a few hours.  My one complaint was that it was sometimes a bit difficult to hear, but it was mostly easy listening.

It made me laugh and that’s always a good thing.  It's a "who's who" of the best comedians around.

For reading challenges:

Audio Book Reading Challenge 2023

Disclosure:  I borrowed the audio book from the library.

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