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In this time of rampant celebrity worship -- fueled by 24-hour tabloid TV and magazines -- just seeing our favorite stars on the screen isn't enough anymore. We want to know what they're thinking and chatting about every moment of the day! Luckily, Twitter and Instagram (seemingly) give us direct, up-to-the-minute access. And with shows like Jerry Seinfeld's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, we even get to go along on some random, mid-day java runs that Jerry takes with his A-list friends.
Starting Thursday, you (yes, you!) are once again invited to hop into one of Seinfeld's classic cars as he takes fellow famous funny people to a coffee shop. You can watch the Season 2 premiere on Crackle and on the official website, which will air one new episode per week for six weeks. Sarah Silverman is first in a line of Season 2 celebrities that includes David Letterman, Chris Rock and Seth Meyers. Check out the preview of the new season here:
Mostly, Jerry and friends talk about his favorite topic: comedy. Who's good at it? Who's not? How's it done? What are the best and worst aspects of it? "One of the things that the comedian mindset requires is laziness," said Seinfeld last season, while riffing with his friend and collaborator Larry David. "You don't want to do real work." David giggles and adds: "I always wanted the show to get canceled, so I wouldn't have to work."
Ricky Gervais brought his signature nervous energy to his Season 1 episode, complaining about Seinfeld's "deathtrap" car and his penchant for speeding. The two concluded that fear is funny, and the more genuine it is, the funnier. "My pain and suffering is for everyone else," Gervais said. "I fall over for your amusement. If someone's laughing with me or at me, I've done my job."
Silverman's episode is just as insider-y. You can watch it here:
Silverman's known for her casual profanity and outrageous, gross-out jokes, but with Jerry she mostly carries on about her funny family. Judging by their good-natured exchanges, you get the distinct impression that all that boundary-pushing is just part of Silverman's act. Watch here for a typical Silverman comedy bit:
But a career built on immature jokes has opened Silverman up to unwanted feedback. "People say disgusting things to me, cause they think I'll like it," she confides to Seinfeld over a cup of Joe. "So I have to go, 'Oh, ha ha, that's great,'" but inside I'm like 'Ewww!'"
Ah, well. It's the price one pays for not doing "real work."