Local Comics Get Candid in Caffeine-Fueled Talk Show

Reunited: Louis-Dreyfus and Seinfeld
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Jerry Seinfeld’s rolling talk show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has left its nine-season spot on the free digital streaming app Crackle after finding a new home on Netflix.

Now entering its 10th season, the show follows the same basic outline for each episode: Seinfeld picks up his guest in a special, usually vintage, car—including the likes of a 1977 Volkswagen camper bus, a 1978 AMC Gremlin, a 1964 Studebaker Avanti and a 1970 Ford Mustang—and heads to a cafe or restaurant.

While the guests are typically comics, one episode features a drive around the White House grounds with President Barack Obama in a 1963 Chevy Corvette Stingray.

The comic’s Palisadian chums Larry David and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have made appearances on the Emmy-nominated show in the past and the upcoming season promises more big names like town top liner and typewriter enthusiast Tom Hanks.

The show’s new slate on Netflix marks the beginning of a monumental $100 million comedy deal with Seinfeld that also includes two new stand-up specials.

The first special, called “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” will be released this year.

In addition to Seinfeld, the streaming giant is set to launch a new stand-up special by Chris Rock, and has recently aired two live specials featuring Dave Chappelle, marking the veteran comedian’s return to the industry after a 12-year hiatus.

Bingers rejoice: The entire 10th season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is now available on Netflix.