Jerry Seinfeld Sued By Producer Over Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld is being sued by a producer who claims to have first pitched the idea of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to the TV star.

In the lawsuit, producer Christian Charles claims he first pitched the idea to Seinfeld some 16 years ago but the comedian wasn’t a fan. However, in 2011, Seinfeld changed his mind and contacted Charles to further develop the idea. After an alleged meeting with Charles, Seinfeld filmed a pilot but failed to provide Charles with creative credit or a financial stake.

In the years since, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has become a sensation and last year, was picked up by Netflix. Charles claims that Seinfeld earns $750,000 per episode.

In a statement provided to TMZ, Seinfeld’s attorney Orin Snyder hit back at the lawsuit, claiming that it is nothing more than a shakedown.

“This lawsuit is delusional. Jerry independently created ‘Comedians in Cars’ and Mr. Charles only concocted this claim after the show became a commercial success. We are confident that this shakedown lawsuit will go nowhere.”

Cinema Blend notes that Charles and Seinfeld have had a working relationship for a number of years. In fact, Charles directed the 2002 documentary Comedian which focused on Seinfeld. Additionally, he has a producer credit on one episode from season 1 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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  • Moveon Libtards

    Prison for Obama soon!

  • eb110americana

    The movie “Comedian” was the worst thing I have ever seen Seinfeld do. I hope this guy doesn’t get one red cent.

    • Fabián Montiel

      Have you never seen The Bee Movie?

      • eb110americana

        No, but it can’t be worse than a movie about comedy with almost no jokes in it.

  • UPITGOES

    Does anyone actually watch this rubbish. I didn’t find Sienfields stand up comedy funny.

    • james.

      I find it quite entertaining

  • ME

    Seinfeld always seems to be at the right place at the right moment; he is talentless and should pay Larry David his life for everything.

  • brn

    $750,000 per episode? Given what it takes to make it, that’s an amazing amount of money.

  • Six_Tymes

    it really sucks either way. shame its so difficult to prove.

  • Maricaibo

    $750k per? For what, exactly? Mid-20th Century humor?

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