A good comedian can rifle off a one-liner when put in the right situation. A great comedian, though, can fire off zingers in any situation. That much is obvious from the start of the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is one of our favorite online video series thanks to its ability to combine funny people and some fantastic classic and quirky cars. Thankfully, the wait for the next season to begin is quite short with its return on June 19. We've already seen the preview teaser for the new episodes, and Jerry Seinfeld and friends have just released an extended trailer revealing even more of the classic – or in some cases, just odd – metal to be showcased.
We love a good Jon Stewart take down rant. The Daily Show host has grown to be a master, taking aim at targets as common as the politics and as unusual as Chicago-style pizza (to this day, one of his funniest and most accurate tirades). While Stewart is not a car-crazed comedian like Jay Leno, he's addressed the industry in the past, most notably with the "Toyotathon of Death." Now, he's put together a piece on General Motors and its ignition switch recall.
These days, there are some serious battle lines drawn around which late-night host you prefer. With the embattled Conan O'Brien taking to the airwaves for the first time since being ousted from NBC, we can all but guarantee another outpouring of down-with-Leno sentiment. But who are the rank and file that make up the heart of each suit's fan base? Who is it exactly that watches Letterman, and how do they differ from Stewart's army of fans?
The foggy blur surrounding the fate of Cash For Clunkers (aka C.A.R.S.) is clearing up. On the political front, passage in the Senate of the extra $2 billion in funds now looks incredibly likely. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the $2 billion would be enough to keep C4C running through September. Perhaps Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's threat to keep Senators from getting their August vacation had something to do with it. The Daily Show did a funny piece on C4C this week,
Film director Chris Paine ("Who Killed The Electric Car?") was on The Daily Show this week, which gave host Jon Stewart a chance to poke some fun at car companies ("[They] are notoriously hesitant to advertise their products"). Paine talked about his personal experience owning an EV1, how good or a car it was and how GM took the cars away and crushed them in the desert. If you've seen the movie, then you won't learn much new information (but you would miss Stewart's quip about the little "give