Jerry Seinfeld apologizes to British TV host for saying he ripped off ‘Comedians In Cars’

Posted at 7:28 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 09:28:39-04

Is Jerry Seinfeld saying sorry or dissing a former British TV host? Maybe both?

To promote the new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the comedian called out some shows he claims were “influenced” by his idea, including “Carpool” from British comedian Robert Llewellyn.

“These are all real shows!” Seinfeld says in the new season trailer for his Netflix series. “And we are proud that others have taken notice of our style and have been inspired by it. The only comment we would like to make is: If you’re going to knock us off, get it right!”

But on Wednesday Llewellyn took to Twitter to say, hey, his “Carpool” show streamed online in 2009 and aired on TV in 2010-11. That means it predates “Comedians in Cars,” which debuted in 2012.

Seinfeld tweeted, “Apology to Robert Llewelyn [sic] Car Pool. Had not heard of it.”

“That’s very kind of you sir,” Llewellyn tweeted back. “I’ve moved on since the Carpool days but the series is still up on YouTube.”

Well, that settles that.

New episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” release July 19.