Seinfeld, Chappelle grab coffee in DC — camera crews in tow

WASHINGTON — Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle visited The Diner in Adams Morgan in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday — camera crew in tow.

Recording an episode of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” there was a small glitch at the end — the car wouldn’t start.

Two crew members for the show pushed the gold Citroen coupe down 18th Street, attempting to pop the clutch to get the engine going, but finally had to resort to breaking out jumper cables to get the car started so the comedians could drive away.

Before pulling off, someone shouted at the comedian whose car window was closest to the sidewalk: “Love you, Dave.” Chappelle responded: “Hey, love you man!”

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld exiting The Diner in D.C. after filming a segment for Seinfeld's show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld exiting The Diner in D.C. after filming a segment for Seinfeld’s show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” (WTOP/Kristi King)

Filming inside The Diner in Adam's Morgan for Jerry Seinfeld's show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Seinfeld was joined by D.C. native Dave Chappelle. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Filming inside The Diner in Adam’s Morgan for Jerry Seinfeld’s show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Seinfeld was joined by D.C. native Dave Chappelle. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The cars woudn't start. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn’t start. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn't start. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn’t start. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn't start. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn’t start. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld exiting The Diner in D.C. after filming a segment for Seinfeld's show "Comedians in Cars Get." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld exiting The Diner in D.C. after filming a segment for Seinfeld’s show “Comedians in Cars Get.” (WTOP/Kristi King)

“It’s good to see people that you admire in the flesh and see they look totally and completely real,” said Lonna Hooks (far right), about spotting Dave Chappelle filming a TV episode with Jerry Seinfeld in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Left to right: Allyson Anderson of Manassas, Virginia; Earl Hooks; Juanita Hooks; and Lonna Hooks of D.C. Earl joked to his sister Lonna that he planned to have Chapelle there for her birthday. (WTOP/Kristi King)
“It’s good to see people that you admire in the flesh and see they look totally and completely real,” said Lonna Hooks (far right), about spotting Dave Chappelle filming a TV episode with Jerry Seinfeld in D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Left to right: Allyson Anderson of Manassas, Virginia; Earl Hooks; Juanita Hooks; and Lonna Hooks of D.C. Earl joked to his sister Lonna that he planned to have Chapelle there for her birthday. (WTOP/Kristi King)

When comedians Jerry Seinfeld approached The Diner in Adams Morgan, he thought he noticed a resemblance to a DUI awareness poster taped out front.  "Dave, does this look like me? It looks like me, doesn't it," Seinfeld said to Dave Chappelle, according to bystander, Mitch Robinson, who was visiting D.C. from San Francisco for work. "It was one of those weird, bizarro moments, but I guess that's life," Robinson said of spotting the two comedy greats. (WTOP/Kristi King)
When comedian Jerry Seinfeld approached The Diner in Adams Morgan, he thought he noticed a resemblance to a DUI awareness poster taped out front. “Dave, does this look like me? It looks like me, doesn’t it,” Seinfeld said to Dave Chappelle, according to bystander, Mitch Robinson, who was visiting D.C. from San Francisco for work. “It was one of those weird, bizarro moments, but I guess that’s life,” Robinson said of spotting the two comedy greats. (WTOP/Kristi King)

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Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld exiting The Diner in D.C. after filming a segment for Seinfeld's show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." (WTOP/Kristi King)
Filming inside The Diner in Adam's Morgan for Jerry Seinfeld's show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Seinfeld was joined by D.C. native Dave Chappelle. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The cars woudn't start. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn't start. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld sitting inside the gold Citroen coupe they were filming in. The crew ran into a glitch: The car woudn't start. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld exiting The Diner in D.C. after filming a segment for Seinfeld's show "Comedians in Cars Get." (WTOP/Kristi King)
“It’s good to see people that you admire in the flesh and see they look totally and completely real,” said Lonna Hooks (far right), about spotting Dave Chappelle filming a TV episode with Jerry Seinfeld in D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Left to right: Allyson Anderson of Manassas, Virginia; Earl Hooks; Juanita Hooks; and Lonna Hooks of D.C. Earl joked to his sister Lonna that he planned to have Chapelle there for her birthday. (WTOP/Kristi King)
When comedians Jerry Seinfeld approached The Diner in Adams Morgan, he thought he noticed a resemblance to a DUI awareness poster taped out front.  "Dave, does this look like me? It looks like me, doesn't it," Seinfeld said to Dave Chappelle, according to bystander, Mitch Robinson, who was visiting D.C. from San Francisco for work. "It was one of those weird, bizarro moments, but I guess that's life," Robinson said of spotting the two comedy greats. (WTOP/Kristi King)

Approached by WTOP when exiting the diner, Chappelle remarked: “Oh, I remember them. I remember them,” referring to the news station. Reminding Chappelle of his Emmy Awards appearance shoutout to D.C. Public Schools that he attended as a child, Chappelle responded: “D.C.P.S. all day.”

A couple dozen people who were filmed in the Diner while the program was being taped needed to sign releases for their images to be used. Among them, two Catholic University students who were on a first date.

“Exciting, fun, cool,” said Jessica Fetrow of New Jersey.

“It just added to the whole atmosphere. It was good food, good company and on top of it Jerry Seinfield was there,” said Alex Szymanski of New Hampshire.

A woman at the diner celebrating her birthday with family was delighted by the celebrity sighting.

“It’s good to see people that you admire in the flesh and see they look totally and completely real,” said Lonna Hooks, of D.C.

No word from the crew on when the episode will air.

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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