Jerry Seinfeld was a guest on last night’s Colbert Report, primarily to promote his kinda crappy web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. And it was pretty awkward.
Seinfeld and host Stephen Colbert had a weird, sorta combative chemistry. It was almost as if Seinfeld couldn’t get a read on Colbert’s character, even though it’s been established pretty clearly what his shtick is. Seinfeld seemed bothered by how little Colbert seemed to know about Comedians in Cars, but the Colbert character is always ignorant about whatever his guest is promoting. How could Seinfeld not know that?
Things never got messy — or even that close to it, really — but it certainly wasn’t the love-in you often see when two comedians who respect each other get together. Maybe Seinfeld doesn’t really respect Colbert.
Anyhow, I probably haven’t done a great job explaining how it all went down. And maybe I’m just reading too much into it. You should watch it and decide for yourself: