Larry David—Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Amazing!

 

2016 got you down? 2017 is looking a whole lot better folksCurb Your Enthusiasm is returning to the airwaves for a ninth season. The cult favorite is coming back to the small-screen to reclaim its reigning title of comedy for another season of over-the-top antics and misadventures. How we have missed you, Larry!

One of the greatest comedians of our time—ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Larry David.

Possibly one of the most unbelievably obnoxious, egocentric, neurotic, and totally irritating of men, David is also easily one of the most brilliant, relatable, and genius of characters ever created for television.

Lawrence Gene David rose to prominence in the writer’s room of Saturday Night Live (SNL), and shot to fame as the co-creator, head writer, and executive producer of the show that defined an entire generation, a little-known series called Seinfeld.

In 2000, David struck comedy gold yet again when he created the hit HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he produced, wrote, and starred in. David plays a fictionalized version of himself in the semi-scripted, single-camera, partly improvised series in which he ruled as the king of the social faux pas.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm has effortlessly secured itself a place as one of the most brilliant shows of the last few decades. Audiences both double over with laughter as well as with sheer exasperation as Larry, who plays a semi-retired TV producer living in LA, lands himself in the most awkward, cringeworthy, and absurd of social situations known to man. David speaks to all our inner selves, brazenly verbalizing thoughts and feelings most would never dare utter aloud. Ah, how wonderful to possess a total lack of shame! Continuously pressing the buttons of those around him, David seemingly begs to be throttled by all who have the misfortune of crossing his path.

The neuroses-plagued David brilliantly made viewers gasp with his utter audacity and complete lack of even a semblance of social tact or grace. David, whose habitual inability to let other people’s quirks and annoyances slide, would constantly take it upon himself to call others out on their behavior, impressively making more enemies and burning more bridges than thought possible for one human being.

David’s knack for satirizing society and poking fun at many common and sometimes ridiculous social conventions made the series nothing short of pure comedy comedic genius.

David’s performance as the best shmuck on television was nominated for a whopping 39 Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globes. Curb Your Enthusiasm ran for eight wildly successful seasons before viewers mournfully bid adieu to the series in 2011.

Fans prayers for another season were finally answered when it was announced earlier last year that the series will in fact be returning “sometime in 2017”. Key cast members like Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, JB Smoove, Ted Danson, and Mary Steenburgen will all be reprising their roles

Although filming for the new season began in November, no official premiere date has been announced. For now, we wait with baited breathe.  

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