Make that a double scoop!
After nabbing his second-straight Emmy nomination for The Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons will celebrate the same way he did last year — by getting ice cream.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 7 DVD
A funny thing happened on the way to the latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry David's acerbic, exploration of a faux Larry David's post-Seinfeld life was just as funny as the first six seasons, but my TV-watching posture changed while watching season seven. From a rolled up in a ball bear-attack crouch as ...
It's no secret that Larry David is said to have a prickly personality — he's managed to parlay that reputation into HBO's longest-running series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which hilariously parlays that persona to its "Heart-of-Darkness" extremes. Some interviewers use their profiles of him to either complain or marvel over his tetchiness.
David was polite, friendly even, when I interviewed him for TV Guide Magazine's current cover story about Curb Your Enthusiasm's premiere on the TV Guide Network, as well as the debut of a new bonus series, Curb: The Discussion, which offers celebrity panelists analyzing Larry's eccentric behavior. We met in his office in Santa Monica — there's a putting green in the hall leading to his office, and another inside it. He asked me if I'd mind if he swung a golf club during the interview, but only did it a couple of times before sitting and getting down to business.
His office has a faux-poster advertising his appearance in The Producers (Curb's Season 4 storyline), some baseball-stadium photos, and a gigantic print featuring a clown alongside the legend, "Jokes that injure others, waste time, hurt records, are never jokes. Let's think twice." (This piece of art has appeared, briefly, on the show.) And though he was resolute in his refusal to discuss plot points in Curb's upcoming eighth season (which will air on HBO in 2011), a few out-of-context plot points on the white board in his office read: ...
We can't curb our enthusiasm for Jeff Garlin, who plays Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm and recently headlined his own standup special, Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome.
TV Guide Magazine: Your special debuted the same week as Curb's new season. Were you worried about overexposure?
Garlin: God, no! First off, ...
Susie Essman and Jon Hamm
Cheers to Jon Hamm for showing his wry side once again. On the debut of TV Guide Network's Curb: The Discussion, the Golden Globe-winning actor best known as the dead-serious Don Draper (or is that Dick Whitman?) on Mad Men gamely analyzed the behavior of Larry David as part of a post-Curb Your Enthusiasm celebrity panel. He revealed he's "not a fan" of breast implants before joking he's got them, and "my nipples are just as sensitive as they were before the implants." This should come as no surprise—the sense of humor, not the sensitive nipples—to anyone who's seen Hamm cut loose on 30 Rock ...
Got a question for Susie Essman?
The actress and standup comedian, who plays Susie Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm, will host a live video chat on Ustream to communicate personally with fans about the show and its basic cable premiere on TV Guide Network on Wednesday. Essman will take questions from fans and give a preview on the post-show panel she is hosting on the network, Curb: The Discussion.
Curb's Susie Essman: I was surprised how I agreed with Larry!
Each new Discussion will feature a panel of ...
Over seven seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, creator and star Larry David has offered a DVD commentary for precisely one episode — the pilot. "I hated it so much I couldn't do it again," David says in the cover story of the new issue of TV Guide Magazine, on stands Friday. "I didn't have much to say about it, nor did I want to share much about the so-called 'process' with the audience. It just wasn't for me." With a laugh, he admits...
How does Larry David do it?
Curb Your Enthusiasm, David's semiautobiographical sitcom, brilliantly blends spontaneity, social commentary, and intricate plotlines that resolve with the precision of a typical Seinfeld episode. The comparison makes sense, since David co-created that show too.
"I think [Curb] has a spontaneity to it, because it's improvised, that's really refreshing," David says. "I think it deals with a lot of subjects that a lot of people think about but never express. There's an honesty to it."
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Since Curb Your Enthusiasm debuted on HBO as a one-hour special back in 1999, David has ...
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld, the iconic sitcom about nothing, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, the brilliant HBO series about the man who co-created Seinfeld, have always been closely linked. But if you think the similarities between the two shows begin and end with Larry David, think again. In anticipation of Curb's TV Guide Network debut, we look at just a few of the connections between the two shows...
Cheryl Hines has an awesome responsibility on Curb Your Enthusiasm: She not only has to bring to life her character, Cheryl David, but also to represent all the women in the world who say they, too, are married to a man like Larry David. (Or at least the cantankerous version of himself the Seinfeld co-creator plays on Curb.) "It's funny — people come up to me all the time and say, 'My husband's just like Larry' or...