Barack Obama will join Jerry Seinfeld for a drive, a cup of coffee and a wide-ranging chat on the first episode of the seventh season of the stand-up’s web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, The Washington Post reports.
Obama will be the first politician to appear on the series, which typically features Seinfeld and fellow comedians scooting around in vintage autos before settling down for a cup of joe. In a statement, the White House said the president and Seinfeld “had a unique, candid conversation that focused largely on the lighter side of the presidency.”
Obama’s December 30th episode of Comedians in Cars won’t be as adventurous as Seinfeld’s other excursions, however, as it was confined to the White House for security purposes. But Obama — who, like all presidents, is not allowed to drive — was given the chance to take Seinfeld’s 1963 Corvette Stingray for a spin around the grounds.
As for whether Obama fit the criteria set forth in the series’ title, Seinfeld explained: “He’s done some really good work as a monologist at those correspondents’ dinners — that’s how he qualifies to be on the show.”
Beyond his speeches at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Obama has shown a knack for comedy throughout his presidency. In 2014, he appeared on “Between Two Ferns” with Zach Galifianakis to promote the Affordable Care Act and poke fun at the clunky launch of Healthcare.gov. Last summer, he appeared as a guest on comedian Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, name-checking Seinfeld as one of his favorite comedians and prompting Seinfeld to joke to his production team about reaching out to the White House.
A full trailer for Season Seven is also available to watch below, featuring Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Kathleen Madigan, Sebastian Maniscalco and Garry Shandling.