Jerry Seinfeld has taken everyone from Larry David to Ricky Gervais to Danny DeVito out for coffee in his new Web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, and the season finale reunites him with Seinfeld costar Michael Richards.
In this episode, the car is an old, rusted 1962 Volkswagen Bus with an interior of “gray vinyl and duct tape,” and the comedians are Seinfeld and Richards, who is best known for playing wacky neighbor Cosmo Kramer on the ‘90s sitcom.
The chemistry between the two hasn’t gone away at all, and they spend much of the ride around Los Angeles reminiscing about the Seinfeld days. Even when the mic isn’t recording, Seinfeld and Richards are still able to make each other laugh after all these years.
En route to their final destination, Richards wears a disguise—and meets his doppelganger—and attempts to find Sugar Ray Leonard’s house (while managing to find another celebrity’s home instead). Once they finally have their coffee in hand, the conversation flows as two old friends discuss everything from a savant chess player to how they each look at their craft of stand-up comedy.
Richards has largely stayed away from the comedy scene since an infamous racist tirade towards a heckler at the Laugh Factory in 2006, an incident which still haunts him to this day.
“I busted up after that event even years ago,” Richard said to Seinfeld. “It broke me down. It was a selfish response. I took it too personally. I should have just said, ‘Yeah, you’re absolutely right. I’m not funny.’”
Seinfeld encourages his friend to try to do stand-up comedy once again and as they leave the coffee shop they’re greeted by fans whose laughter shows that the comedians still have it.
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