Larry David stars in Curb Your Enthusiasm, a show that parodies his everyday life. Larry often finds himself in some sort of shenanigans, most of the time which is the fault of his own ego.
I was surprised at just how funny I found Curb to be. I highly enjoy sit-coms, but it’s a bit difficult for them to get an actually laugh out of me, most of the time I just watch with a bemused expression on my face. But almost every episode delivered on the laughs, which is a hard feat to do especially since there’s 10 seasons of the show. The writing is great and I’m glad to have been introduced to so many great Larry-isms in my life.
There are a ton of celebrity cameos in this show. Sometimes they play themselves or play a fictional character, either way it’s fun to see who guest stars. Of course since David helped create Seinfeld, someone from the cast will show up occasionally. But I’d have to say my favorite celebrity role is Ted Danson, who Larry often feels like he has a rivalry going on with. Danson is a nice guy on the show, but you can tell that Larry gets on his nerves, and the few times he looses his cool around him are just hilarious.
The supporting cast is really strong too. Larry’s manager, Jeff Greene (Jeff Garlin), is Larry’s best friend and they have a solid friendship between them where they often get into some type of trouble, which leads to Jeff’s wife, Susie (Susie Essman), yelling at them a lot. Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) is Larry’s wife, who has an exasperated face for most of the show. Leaving Leon (J.B. Smoove) to round out the supporting cast, as Larry’s black roommate he often goes to for advice and my favorite side character.
Larry can be an unlikable character. In fact, those around him including his friends think he’s an asshole. He wants everyone to adhere to his way of thinking and oftentimes isn’t polite. However, I actually must agree with some of his made up rules and admire how he airs out his grievances. As someone who also isn’t a people person, things like the “stop and chat” and “chat and cut” are annoying and it’s quite funny to see Larry complain about these every day nuisances, even if it results in him offending someone.
With season 10 just ending, I’m not sure whether or not there will be more seasons of the show. But as long as Larry David is involved, I can go for another 10. So if you’re find yourself in need of some laughs during these scary times, I’d recommend checking out Curb to give you some much needed quarantine relief.
I give Curb Your Enthusiasm an A-