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Presidents in cars getting coffee? Obama does Seinfeld show

U.S. President Barack Obama will be Jerry Seinfeld's first guest when the seventh season of his online talk show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, opens Dec. 30.

New season also to feature Will Ferrell, Steve Martin

U.S. President Barack Obama will be the first guest for the upcoming seventh season of Jerry Seinfeld’s web show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. (Crackle/Sony Pictures Television)

U.S. President Barack Obama will be Jerry Seinfeld's first guest when the seventh season of his online talk show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, opens Dec. 30.

The show features the New York comedian picking up fellow comics in classic cars and taking them out for coffee and conversation.

Obama and Seinfeld spoke at the White House earlier this month.

"Growing up in the '60s my kid dream was always to be an astronaut—doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space," Seinfeld said in statement.

"'How did I get here?' 'Is this really happening?' The president's humour and generosity are the only reasons this was even possible. He was so easy and fun to be with. Being president and just a cool guy to hang out with at the same time made the experience my own personal moonwalk. It was an unforgettable day."

The White House says they took turns circling the South Lawn in a 1963 Corvette Stingray split window coupe before chatting over coffee in a basement dining room. They spoke about what makes White House life both remarkable and routine.

The appearance is another example of Obama trying to appeal to new audiences.

The Obama episode is scheduled to be released Dec. 30 on Crackle, the Sony Pictures' online network, and at Comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.

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