There's a moment in Fish in the Dark where Larry responds to a question about how grabbing a breast was and he answers with, "Pretty good. Prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy, prettayyyyy good.” The audience erupts into applause and you’re just like what is going on? This man has no business on stage. But you simultaneously know exactly what is going on. You’re getting precisely what you want. You’re not only seeing Larry David acting on Broadway, but him totally serving it up to the audience and they couldn’t be happier with it.
Imagine if there were a Seinfeld episode set entirely in the waiting room during Susan’s diagnosis. That’s pretty much the [...]
Ahead of his Broadway debut in March, Larry David recently sat down for an honest chat with Vanity Fair about Fish in the Dark, which solidified his belief that he's not an actor because "if I'm on stage my instinct is to talk to the audience, not the other way around." Despite working with a voice coach, David told Vanity Fair that once she started talking about diaphragm, he responded: "You're wasting your time. I could do this with you for the next 50 years and nothing would happen." His best response, however, came after a question about his decision to take on a leading Broadway role:
Larry David's Broadway play just got a cast and premiere date. Entertainment Weekly reports that Fish in the Dark is now officially set to start previews on February 2nd with an opening night of March 5th at Cort Theatre. David will lead the play with supporting roles from Broadway vets Jayne Houdyshell, Jonny Orsini, Jerry Adler (The Sopranos), Jake Cannavale, and Rosie Perez. The Scott Rudin-produced play is described as "a comedy about a death in the family," and David described his role to The New York Times as "somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name."
Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.
For this week's Sketch Anatomy, we're breaking the rules a little to go behind the scenes of a classic '90s sitcom episode with Andy Cowan, former writer for Cheers and 3rd Rock from the Sun and the mind behind the acclaimed 1994 Seinfeld episode "The Opposite." Ranked at #1 in our own list of every Seinfeld episode, [...]
So it's not a Super Bowl commercial, it's not a Broadway play, and it's not a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode, but whatever Jerry Seinfeld was up to with Jason Alexander and Larry David two weeks ago was definitely a Seinfeld reunion-related affair. According to Variety, Seinfeld confirmed the reunion on the "Boomer & Carton" radio show this morning but wasn't budging on the details, except for describing the project as "short-ish form" and a "one-and-done" thing involving Larry David and his former Seinfeld cast mates that will be available somewhere sometime "very, very soon." It seems safe to assume that the reunion will in fact [...]