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Here Are Three Minutes of Insults from 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Whether Larry David's next project is indeed a Broadway play with Jerry Seinfeld or just a Super Bowl commercial, we can still count on this supercut of his best Curb Your Enthusiasm insults to make the homestretch to the weekend more tolerable. David is a true equal opportunity insulter, whether it's to Michael J. Fox, Tim Kazurinsky, or a little girl singing her heart out. [via Uproxx]

Kanye West's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Pilot Was Pre-tty, Pre-tty Fascinating

One week after a clip of Kanye West's failed HBO comedy pilot was discovered hiding in plain sight and subsequently taken down by the TV network that purports to not be TV, Wyatt Cenac decided to answer the call and be a hero, screening the episode in its entirety at his weekly Night Train show at Littlefield in Gowanus. I was fortunate enough to be in the audience to watch one of the most fascinating failed pilots of all time.

Jeff Garlin Will Star in an ABC Pilot, But What Does That Mean for the Future of 'Curb'?

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin has been added to the cast of a new ABC pilot called How the Hell Am I Normal?, according to Deadline. The family sitcom will star Garlin and Wendi McClendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, Reno 911!) as the "gruff but lovable" father and "in-your-face mother" of three eccentric kids. The show was created by Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In, Still Standing), and the pilot will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, King of Kong). If How the Hell Am I Normal? gets picked up and ordered to series for the fall, it could mean Jeff Garlin won't be able to star in a hypothetical ninth [...]

The Lost Roles Interview with Eddie Pepitone

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn't get, and the projects that fell apart altogether.

This week, I interviewed Eddie Pepitone, a much-loved stand-up comedian who's been performing for decades but has only recently seen his star starting to rise in the entertainment industry — an industry that he's awfully fond of lambasting in his act. A regular on Conan (where he plays a heckler), The Sarah Silverman Program (where he played a cook named "Eddie Pepitone"), and Marc [...]

Larry David Is Making a Movie Filled with Make 'Em Ups

Larry David has come up with an idea for a picture and he has brought on Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel to help him write it. All three were former Seinfeld writers and together wrote The Dictator with Sacha Baron Cohen. Like The Dictator and Curb Your Enthusiasm, David's film will be in a similar semi-improvised style. Superbad and Paul (and soon to be, weirdly enough, The Marriage Plot) director, Greg Mottola, is being eyed to direct. There is no word on what the film is about but I imagine it will involve an overly principled curmudgeon complaining about restaurant service.

Jeff Schaffer, Writer for 'Seinfeld', 'Curb', and More Explains How He Writes Comedy

"I learned how to write comedy from Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld and it was all about structure. Structure, structure, structure. A Seinfeld episode and a Curb episode and a League episode are all written the exact same way."

-The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer, who's previously written for Seinfeld, Curb, and Sacha Baron Cohen's movies, in a detailed interview with Fast Company about his writing process.

Watch a Clip from Kanye West's Failed 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'-Esque HBO Pilot

In 2007, Kanye West starred in a comedy pilot following a fictionalized version of his life that was modeled after Curb Your Enthusiasm. He even had longtime Curb/Seinfeld producer Larry Charles working on the show as a writer/producer alongside fellow producers Kanye West and Rick Rubin, but HBO opted not to pick it up. The pilot for the untitled series has gone unseen until this week, when this clip from the pilot, featuring Kanye West visiting a Make a Wish child, was discovered on YouTube. Here's Charles talking about the show five years ago:

"What Kanye West said to me the first time, he said, ‘I'm the black [...]

Talking to Jeff Garlin About His New Earwolf Podcast 'By the Way'

There's a certain level of celebrity at which people don't do the podcast circuit – either because they're too busy or too famous – but Jeff Garlin's new show looks to be changing that, with a roster of guests made up almost entirely of the kinds of big names you rarely see on other podcasts. Debuting today on the Earwolf network, By the Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin is a conversation show recorded in front of a live audience at the Largo Theater in Los Angeles. For a little over a year now, Garlin has been doing these live shows with a different huge guest as his [...]

Jeff Garlin Says There Might Be a Season 9 for 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

After every season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David says, "I never want to do this again," but the President of HBO claimed that this didn't happen for the first time ever after the most-recent season, and was quoted last year as saying he's "cautiously optimistic" about a Season 9 of the long-running pay-cable show. Today, Curb co-star/producer Jeff Garlin sounded optimistic when weighing in on the likelihood of a new season in an interview with The Austin Chronicle today:

The Chronicle: Has the door been closed on a ninth season?

Garlin: No, not at all. I say there's a decent chance.

Larry David is currently busy starring in his [...]

Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. Always Sunny and Taxi vs. Fawlty Towers

The Best Sitcom Episode Ever Tournament is pitting 32 of the greatest episodes of funny TV shows ever produced against each other in a single-elimination winner-takes-all (well, takes-nothing) competition. Every day, we're putting up episodes for you, our loyal readers, to vote on. Today: Curb Your Enthusiasm vs. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Taxi vs. Fawlty Towers.

Curb Your Enthusiasm — “The Doll,” November 4, 2001 It’s possible that there are other shows that would feature their main character beheading a doll, getting a rash on his penis from the hairs of that doll’s head, and accidentally giving a little girl an inappropriately erect hug all in one [...]

Larry David Hasn't Decided If He's Doing More 'Curb' or Not

Larry David is still making up his mind about the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm – or if it even has a future. When asked if the show's coming back at a Television Critics Associations event yesterday, the star/creator of the long-running HBO comedy series replied, "That's not such a good question. I have not [decided]. I don't know. I really don't know. I couldn't say. Ask me in six months." David added, "I'm just an indecisive fellow. You should see me at a restaurants. It's a big decision to decide to do a season of that show. I don't take it lightly."

While Larry David isn't working on [...]

'Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost to Star in a New Show from 'Curb' Producer

Nick Frost, whom you probably know as Simon Pegg's partner in crime from Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul, has signed on to star in a new British comedy series created by longtime Curb Your Enthusiasm producer/director Robert B. Weide. UK TV channel Sky Atlantic has ordered a six-episode first season of the comedy, entitled Mr. Sloane. The show is a bittersweet rom-com set in the late '60s that stars Frost as the title character, Jeremy Sloane, a man going through a midlife crisis who has his fortunes changed when he meets a woman at a hardware store. Frost can next be seen on the big screen [...]

Jeff Garlin Has a New Earwolf Podcast with Big-Time Fancy Celebrity Guests

The podcast network Earwolf just announced today they're debuting a new show from Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin. Called By the Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin, the biweekly podcast is a series of recordings of onstage longform conversations Jeff Garlin has been holding at the Largo Theater in Los Angeles for about a year now. The first episode drops this Thursday with Larry David as Garlin's guest. The guests on the next two episodes are Lena Dunham and Jeff Tweedy, with conversations between Garlin and Conan O'Brien, J.J. Abrams, Michael Moore, Judd Apatow, Henry Rollins, Sarah Silverman, Mitch Hurwitz, Garry Shandling, and Zach Galifianakis already in the bank and [...]

The Slow Death of the Traditional Television Season

If you haven't noticed, this isn't the end of 2012 (and according to my Mayan friend, Maya, the end of the universe). We are drawing a distinction between a Season In Review and a Year In Review, as to celebrate the traditional television season. But in doing so, I realized the idea of the television season itself doesn’t seem to loom as large as it once did. The excitement over finales and the despair over time apart from favorite shows feels shorter lived. Mostly, it doesn’t feel final, as it's not like television is going anywhere. If anything, the summer is a more exciting time for television as for [...]