MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bluestone Coffee Co. had a special visit Thursday from Jerry Seinfeld who was there to interview Stephen Colbert.
Breakfast-goers were surprised to see two of their favorite comedians when they arrived this morning. Seinfeld was there filming a commercial. Fans took to social media to brag about the comedian in their town and speculating that it was for the Acura sponsored commercial series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The commercial starring Seinfeld is part of a series where he travels the US interviewing comedians at coffee shops and in cars. During the filming Thursday, Seinfeld interviewed Colbert.
One unsuspecting customer, Susan Lindner-McKeown walked in and was surprised to see one of her favorite comedians in her favorite place. Lindner-McKeown took a picture of Seinfeld in action. She said, "Bluestone has the freshest eggs, tastiest sausage, yummiest bread and nicest servers, so I just thought he had great taste in breakfast joints." Lindner-McKeown added, "We love him!"
TAPinto Montclair caught up with Bluestone Coffee Co. owner Harvey Shilling who was modest about the visit. He explained that Seinfeld was there interviewing comedian Stephen Colbert.
He said, "He was there interviewing Stephen Colbert for a new commercial." Shilling couldn't confirm the name or topic of the commercial or whether it was related to the comedic series.
Shilling said that he was honored that his coffee shop was chosen. He added, "They called me about a week ago and asked me about having Stephen Colbert interviewed by Jerry Seinfeld." Shilling was discreet, wanted to protect the comedians' privacy and did not tell anyone. "I didn't tell anybody about it until today." Shilling added that the episode will not air until the summer.
Located at 123 Watchung Avenue, Bluestone Coffee Co. has been there for 17 years. Shilling says that some notables have been known to frequent his establishment from time to time, but he doesn't like to brag about it or bother them when they come in. He concluded, "Montclair is an interesting place. I try to respect the privacy of our customers."