Back in August, Larry David revealed that when it comes to a ninth season of his beloved HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, there are currently no plans or even ideas burning a hole in his brains. Even if the new season was happening, he said, it would be taking a back seat to his upcoming Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, which debuts in February. So when he hit the stage at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles last night for In Conversation with David Steinberg, it was only a matter of time before the conversation would turn to Curb, or someone from the crowd would demand to know when the fictitious version of Larry David was coming back to TV.
According to Variety’s recap of In Conversation, the crowd was certainly a wild one, as some of the people in the audience made things downright awkward. But once Curb was finally mentioned, David once again delivered the bad news.
“After eight seasons on ‘Curb,’ I’m just not sure my ideas are gonna be good enough for a whole season.” When a heckler called out, “Yes, they will!” David replied, “I’ve been heckled a lot, but that was the nicest one.”
David also made sure to remind attending fans that the “Larry David” on “Curb” is not the same Larry David in real life.
“In a way I wish I was that character because he’s so honest,” said David, citing “Palestinian Chicken,” “Ski Lift” and “The Doll” among his top favorite episodes. “As Larry David on ‘Curb’ I get to say everything I want to say which I can’t in real life. It’s freeing. This was a great vehicle for me to have all of these thoughts that go unexpressed.” (Via Variety)
But it’s not all bad news (obviously, if you read the title of this post), because David has not shut the door to the possibility of one more season.
“I feel bad that I don’t have shows for them,” he told Steinberg of obsessed series fans, “and I haven’t given up the hope.”
Damn it, man. Whatever it takes you to come up with ideas, Larry David, you do it. You hear me? YOU DO IT.