Jerry Seinfeld‘s brilliant web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is one of those addictive pleasures that leaves you entertained and occasionally a bit smarter than before you first started watching. I prefer it to most comedy shows on television because its simple premise, spelled out in the title, is a gateway into a world of warm hilarity and intelligent and heartfelt conversations that reveal facets of the personalities involved you couldn’t find in their performances on film, TV, and the stand-up comedy arena.
The series, sponsored by Acura, recently returned for its third season with Louis C.K. as Seinfeld’s guest. This week, the acerbic comic giant takes out for a hot shot of exquisite java a comedian beloved by geeks the world over: Patton Oswalt. True to form, the two funnymen take off for their destination in a 1981 DMC DeLorean, the car that took Michael J. Fox Back to the Future in three beloved sci-fi comic adventures spanning 1985-1990.
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