Published May 05, 2020Jerry Seinfeld's new comedy special 23 Hours to Kill arrives on Netflix today, and while viewers rush to take in his first new original standup set in 22 years, the comedian is pumping the brakes on his long-running series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Seinfeld was asked about his plans for the show during a virtual news conference for 23 Hours to Kill [via The Hollywood Reporter], and he leaned in to the possibility of shutting it down. To this point, the comedian has filmed 84 episodes of the series over 11 seasons.
"We haven't planned anything with that show, I kind of feel like if I did that tour," he said of the series. "I know they look very casual and easy but they're actually kind of a lot of work to make, the editing is very intense. I don't know, I feel like I may have done that exploration at this point."
The conference did see Seinfeld express his desire to continue doing standup and live performances, though he would prefer it happen when he could pack out a theatre, free of coronavirus worries.
"I don't think if you're going into a theatre, and it's only one-quarter full and everybody's got 10 seats between them, I don't know if that's worth doing," Seinfeld explained. "For me, I'm going to wait until everyone does feel comfortable gathering and so that you can relax, number one, and have a good time, number two. Whenever that happens, I'm happy to wait. I don't want to compromise the experience. I want it to be that great relief."
Of course, he's already been at work on material for when that day arrives.
"What I've been saying about it is if I was another virus, I would be intensely jealous of this virus coming up with this two-weeks-of-no-symptoms idea — the most brilliant bit that a virus ever thought of, that we can spread without them knowing that that we're in there," he said. "The virus has got some very clever stuff."
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