Jerry Seinfeld's Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg is just plain awkward — see for yourself

Who'd have thought a celebrity cameo would somehow make a Q&A with a Silicon Valley CEO less watchable?

By Brendan Gauthier

Published June 14, 2016 9:00PM (EDT)

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's live Q&A took a gimmicky route Tuesday afternoon with a thoroughly awkward cameo from comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who apparently was on the premises to promote the company's forthcoming virtual reality feature.

"I had no idea you would be here," a clearly joking Seinfeld said. Zuckerberg responded that that was his line, to which Seinfeld explained, "That's why it's funny when I say it."

Off to a less-than-great start, but with plenty of room for improvement, the two — eye-to-eye, thigh-to-thigh — pivoted to questions posed by live viewers.

"I don't find any of these interesting at all," said Seinfeld, who instead asked Zuckerberg what time he'd woken up Tuesday morning. (The answer was 6AM.)

Asked what's the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning, Zuckerberg said he checks his phone.

"I do that too," Seinfeld said. "I usually want to know, did the Mets win or not?"

"That's not my thing," Zuckerberg said.

"I know," Seinfeld said. "I'm asking what you do."

Zuckerberg checks Facebook. Surprised?

Watch the whole thing below (Seinfeld joins around the 43:30 mark):

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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