Comic Conversations and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Kelli Marshall / DePaul University

I’ve two goals here: first, to explain the rise of a genre cycle I’ve dubbed comic conversations, and second, to submit that one of the most recent products of this cycle, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, distinguishes itself from similar interview showsβ€”and arguably raises the barβ€”because of its constant mobility, focus on civility, and high production values.

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