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Obama kicks-off season 7 of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series


US President Barack Obama answers a question during a town hall with Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur on November 20, 2015. US President Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia to attend the 27th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit being held from November 18-22. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Washington: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld got hold of President Barack Obama to kickstart the seventh season premiere of his famous web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.

Seinfeld believes Obama “has gotten off enough funny lines to be qualified for this show”. Arriving in a classic 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe to pick up the President, Seinfeld munched on an apple in the Oval Office while Obama finished his work, reported E! online. At one point he stopped to ask the President whether the apples were washed. The show had to take place in the White House as even the President was not allowed to get past the security.

As they started chatting, the President joked that he really connected with children. “I do really well with the 0-8 demographic. They love me. Probably because my ears are big.” He rued the fact that he can’t just run into the comedian like normal people.

“I would love to just be taking a walk and then I run into you. You’re sitting on a bench. And suddenly I say, ‘Hey Jerry, how ya doin?’. That moment when you lost your anonymity. And anonymity is not something you think about as being valuable,” Obama said.

The President, however, said he agreed to do the show to promote his pet project Obamacare.

The previous guests of the comedy series have been comedians like Amy Schumer, Stephen Colbert and Louis C K among others.