Jerry Seinfeld is a world-famous comedian, but to him nothing in his long career compares to the episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” where he got to hang out with Barack Obama. “It was the greatest moment of my life,” he told New Yorker editor David Remnick at the New Yorker Festival on Friday night, “Who gets to do that?”
The experience had Seinfeld nervous he claimed, “It was absolute, sickening nerves. It seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity, that I’m gonna get to be funny with a president in the White House.”
When asked if he would ever repeat the experience with Donald Trump? “Please no,” he told Remnick. “You have to have some kind of comedic credential to get on that show.”
“My friend Colin Quinn said to me this morning, ‘Trump’s happy face, that’s his scariest face” Seinfeld lamented .
However it looks as though his stand-up routine won’t be getting political anytime soon. “It has no shelf life,” he explained. “Political jokes are so much more based on the political moment that you’re making fun of, as opposed to some really inventive joke structure,” he said.