Last week, I told you I was just going to start blogging about what was on my mind and thoughts about different things going on and today is one of those random days for doing so. Last fall, my family was finally blessed to be able to get quality high speed internet at our house. This has changed our lives dramatically, allowing us to get more ministry work done, have educational tools easily available for our children, and even changed how we take in entertainment at our house.
On that last point about entertainment, our family has moved away from watching tv regularly and is by far doing more streaming than network programming. My wife’s joy has been the discovery of all the BBC and other forms of British, Spanish, and Australian programs she can enjoy. While my wife has been lost in Britain I have found that I have really enjoyed more streaming of podcasts to listen to, and also more interview format shows. One such show that I have found is “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
I used to love watching Seinfeld and began collecting the box sets of the show almost as soon as they came out. So when I heard Jerry Seinfeld had a show that I could watch online for free I had to check it out. In each episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Jerry picks out a classic car that he drives to pick up another famous comedian and then they go out for coffee and talk about everything from comedy to the persons history and views on life. While this might sound boring, I have really enjoyed how it lets you sort of get an insight in to what makes some of our favorite comedians tick. To understand how they know if something is going to be funny or not, or what advice they can offer to other people has really interested me. Even the honesty of how sometimes people and certain things get under their skin and annoy them is interesting too. I guess for the most part one of the things that I have enjoyed about the show is that the conversations seem real and genuine and make you wish you were there drinking coffee with them and listening to the whole conversation, even the parts that were edited out.
If you are a Seinfeld fan or a fan of comedy in general I highly recommend you check out this show which is available for free on Crackle. There are occasionally some curse words, but most are bleeped out and its not just cussing for cussing sake. Overall between the classic cars and comedians I think you will really enjoy these short episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”