Colin Cowherd (left) conducted an interview with comedian Jerry Seinfeld that will air Thursday morning on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
When Vince Kates-Paulus, producer of The Herd with Colin Cowherd received the call letting him know that comedian Jerry Seinfeld wanted to be a guest on the show, he was both happy and surprised.
“I thought we’ll finally get the chance to have one of Colin’s favorites on the show,” he said.
The next step was finding an opening in Seinfeld’s schedule that would allow the two to speak at length.
“I hoped for an in-person interview that would last for more than 10 minutes,” Kates-Paulus stated. “We ended up with a phoner that went for more than 20.”
Listeners of ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com, SiriusXM Channel 83, ESPN Radio app and viewers of ESPNU can hear the interview today at 11 a.m. ET. Seinfeld is the host of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” which had its Season 6 premiere yesterday. (Note: It’s also available on Crackle.com)
Front Row asked host Colin Cowherd a few questions about the interview:
What was your reaction to the news Seinfeld wanted to be on the show and is a big fan?
It is always gratifying when people you respect enjoy your work. I was surprised to see how much he knew about the show.
Did you expect 22 minutes?
I never have an expectation. I like to talk until it’s not interesting, so we just kept talking.
What was the most surprising thing about the interview?
That he knew who I was!
What was the best suggestion he made for the show?
He suggested I have fewer guests, and I totally agree. But the culture of our medium is always get guests.
You are both fast thinking and quick-witted. Did you play off each other?
I thought it was really fun. When I’m doing an interview, I just want it to be interesting and I really thought it was. I hope it will be for the audience.