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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Larry David's 23-year-old daughter, hyped as the "next Lena Dunham," could follow her dad to HBO
Page Six reports that there is a bidding war to bring Cazzie David's web series Eighty-Sixed to the small screen. "A Hollywood insider says that Hulu and Amazon are interested in developing her series as a TV project, and that there have been meetings with HBO," Page Six reports. Cazzie David is currently dating Pete Davidson from SNL.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
Kevin Hart is the latest comedian to host SNL with a “tone deaf” monologue
Hart’s monologue was slammed as sexist for reinforcing dated gender roles, which some found odd days after he admitted cheating on his pregnant wife. “The routine adds one more problematic routine to SNL's ever-growing pile of tone-deaf performances,” says Malcolm Venable, pointing to Louis CK joking about child molestation in April and Larry David’s monologue about picking up women in a concentration camp from November.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Here’s what Larry David will look like if he’s still working on Curb Your Enthusiasm at age 80
Upon news of the 10th season renewal, executive producer/director Robert B. Weide shared the picture he’s been keeping on his clipboard since Season 1. “Getting closer,” tweeted Weide of the 70-year-old David.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 1:58PM EST
HBO renews Curb Your Enthusiasm for Season 10
"As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so," David said in HBO’s announcement that Curb will be back for a 10th season. Production will begin in the spring of 2018. "We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said HBO programming chief Casey Bloys.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Why Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Season 9 finale was its most ambitious episode
“This season finale was probably the most ambitious thing we’ve ever done because we wrote it for somebody who didn’t know that we had written it for him,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer, “who happened to be in London, and we needed to actually write parts of a musical. From a scheduling and production standpoint, it was ambitious. Larry and I are not musical theater people, that was ambitious. Aside from all of those logistics, we wanted it to be really funny. Also, guest cast-wise it was ambitious, with F. Murray Abraham, Nick Offerman, Casey Wilson and (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Everyone just delivered.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm ends Season 9 on a strong note
Sunday’s finale could also serve as a satisfying series ender, if Larry David decides to call it quits. Hours after the season finale, Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted: “Y'know, I've had some fun jobs in my life, but this one...pretty, pretty good.”
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 9:24PM EST
Larry David doesn't seem to have aged in the 17-year timespan of Curb Your Enthusiasm
David has always looked old, which has the unexpected benefit of making him look like he's never aging.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Curb Your Enthusiasm wrote Lin-Manuel Miranda and Judge Judy into the show before checking in to see if they were available
“You think that the hard part is actually writing the shows, but then you realize that once you've written it, and you've written it for someone specific, that you then need that person,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer. “Scheduling becomes the hardest thing, because he's one of the most sought-after people on the planet. Luckily, he's a fan of the show and was super excited to do it,” he adds of Miranda, who first met David when David did his Broadway show, A Fish in the Dark.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Larry David couldn't stop laughing reading anti-Jimmy Kimmel “Mean Tweets”
Watch David laugh so hard like you've never seen him laugh before. ALSO: Kimmel found people who want Hillary Clinton impeached.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 6:04AM EST
Larry David had an “effortless connection” with Lauren Graham on Curb Your Enthusiasm
“The very first scene of her story was the first time she was on set, and she had to say the filthiest things on the planet,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer. “She was laughing and saying, ‘Oh, my dad was going to be so happy that I was on Curb.’ Larry knew her a little bit socially and just got the great vibe that Lauren gives off.” He also says it was a “lucky coincidence” that David dated an NBC censor after his real-life alter ego made the lives of NBC censors miserable on SNL.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:57AM EST
Tiffany Haddish thrived as an SNL rarity: A black female host
There have only been 12 black female hosts in Saturday Night Live’s 43-year history, and Haddish became the first black female stand-up comedian to host. ALSO: Larry David returned to mock his controversial monologue.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Larry David: A comedian out of his depth and out of his time?
David’s controversial SNL monologue and a string of disappointing Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes seem to show that he’s either out of touch with the times or just lazy, says Melanie McFarland. While David's HBO series was off for the past six years, newer “cringe” shows like Broad City, Girls and Difficult People “stepped in to fill the void, while modernizing and molding the discomfort in which David trades to suit current sensibilities,” says McFarland. “Its characters, like David’s Larry, thrill viewers with comedy that springs from a stunning lack of awareness and utter selfishness. Unlike Larry, they all live in the world the majority of its audience shares.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
Did Larry David's SNL Holocaust jokes fail to land because it’s 2017?
Joking about the Holocaust or the Nazis might’ve worked in past years, but not in 2017, says Jeremy Dauber. “David’s invocation of the concentration camp on Saturday as a kind of peekaboo provocation—kidding/not kidding; comedy is tragedy plus time—might ring particularly hollow in an America where neo-Nazis march openly on the streets and white-nationalist memes proliferate online.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 10:48PM EST
Why this week's Curb Your Enthusiasm clocked in at 40 minutes
“Usually, the outlines are about 10 pages,” says executive producer Jeff Schaffer. “This episode was 12 or 13 pages. When we were shooting, I kept telling Larry this episode was never going to cut down to 30 minutes and yes, this was the show where I told Larry he was going to have to talk to somebody at HBO about the lengths. I didn’t want to shoot it all and then have to edit it down. We could either cut stuff before we shoot it, or we could shoot it and he could tell somebody this show was going to be long. But just because he and I had that conversation, doesn’t mean Larry actually had the conversation with HBO until after we finished shooting.” ALSO: This “was just a bad all-around episode of TV comedy”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
Anti-Defamation League calls Larry David’s SNL concentration camp monologue “offensive, insensitive & unfunny”
“He managed to be offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at the same time. Quite a feat,” tweeted Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL’s stance was echoed by many on Twitter who found David's monologue about dating in concentration camps to be offensive.
- Was the monologue bad taste or bad comedy?
- David telling a Holocaust joke wasn’t the problem — the problem was the joke wasn't funny
- Carrying a “I’m Larry F*cking David” vibe, David didn't seem to be into his second hosting stint
- David’s monologue is more proof that it’s really tricky to joke about sexual assault
- It looks like SNL’s newcomers are starting to emerge