(JTA) — President Barack Obama will appear on comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” web series.
In the episode, taped Dec. 7 at the White House, Obama and Seinfeld, who is Jewish, take turns driving around the South Lawn of the White House, then walk through various rooms of the presidential mansion before having coffee in a basement dining room.
“Growing up in the ’60s. my kid dream was always to be an astronaut — doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space,” Seinfeld said in a statement about the episode. “Being president and just a cool guy to hang out with at the same time made the experience my own personal moonwalk. It was an unforgettable day.”
Obama is the first elected official to appear on the program.
Seinfeld, who starred in the eponymous hit TV show in the 1990s, performed in Israel for the first time this weekend, doing four sold-out stand-up comedy shows.