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Sketch Anatomy: Andy Cowan Explains the Origins of 'Seinfeld's "The Opposite"

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, [...]

Jerry Seinfeld Confirms a 'Seinfeld' Reunion Is Happening "Very, Very Soon"

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 [...]

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's "Mysterious Project" Is a Broadway Play

During his Reddit AMA last week, Jerry Seinfeld hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Larry David. "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time," he said. "All I can do is tell you that it's big, huge, gigantic." While details on the project are still slim, Showbiz411 spoke to David about the collaboration and he had this to say:

Larry told me: “I’ve written a play.” A play? For, like, Broadway? “Yes.” And Jerry would star in it? “Maybe. We’re talking about it.”

Seinfeld's worked on Broadway both onstage and behind the scenes; he [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Fridays' Is Finally Out on DVD

Fridays, the first and strongest challenger to Saturday Night Live's weekend sketch comedy dominance, finally comes out on DVD this week. The show (which ran from 1980 to 1982) has taken on cult, if not legendary status, because it launched the careers of Michael Richards, Melanie Chartoff (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), and Larry David — who was allegedly the one cast holdout who prevented a proper DVD release much earlier. It's better than early-'80s SNL for sure, and certainly more experimental, what with appearances from Andy Kaufman and even semi-dramatic bits. A four-disc best-of set is definitely a good way to check out this long-lost piece of [...]

'Clear History' Looks Like the Most High-Concept 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Episode Ever

Here's the newest, longest trailer for the upcoming HBO movie Clear History, which stars Larry David as a guy who was pushed out of a company and gave up his stock options right before the company became incredibly successful. With an amazing cast that includes Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, and Amy Ryan, it looks really great. Even if Larry David does behave just like Larry from Curb, it'll be nice to see him dealing with the world ganging up on him in new locations and with a huge beard in the first act. (via Pop Culture Brain)

HBO Is Waiting Patiently for Larry David to Bring Back 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Curb Your Enthusiasm might come back to HBO, but not until at least next year. According to a Vulture, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told reporters yesterday that he had recently run into Larry David and asked about a possible Curb return. Though David said he had no plans to bring it back this year, after Lombardo asked him "So David, should I emotionally get Curb out of my head?" he responded with "No, no, no, no, no." There aren't any more specifics about Curb's future on the pay network yet, but Lombardo told reporters yesterday that "as long as he's thinking about it, we still have a [...]

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]

Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David Are Writing a Mysterious New Project Together

Jerry Seinfeld did a Reddit AMA today to promote the third season of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and he dropped some hints about a new project he's working on with Larry David. "We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time," Seinfeld teased. "All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic."

The last big project Seinfeld and David did together was Seinfeld playing himself in a Curb Your Enthusiasm arc about a Seinfeld reunion, but that was entirely written by David. Whatever this new project [...]

Watch Larry David Make a Rare Talk Show Appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Even when he has things to promote, Larry David doesn't usually turn up on a ton of talk shows, but the writer/actor went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his new HBO movie Clear History and it proved to be exactly the kind of uncomfortable, funny experience you come to expect a Larry David interview to be.

Check out the rest of the interview below:

Beating Prejudice To The Punch

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ – sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair – and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

One of my biggest failings as the class clown growing up was never having a really good response to being made fun of. I wasn’t really the kind of kid who made fun of others, I was much more of a self-deprecating type. Much to my chagrin, this didn’t stop others from jumping on board. And whenever someone made fun of my height, my [...]

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Isn't Coming Back Anytime Soon, But Here's an Animated Larry David on 'TripTank'

Self-described "indecisive fellow" Larry David hasn't made up his mind about whether he wants to do another Curb Your Enthusiasm season or not (it's been nearly years now since the last new episode), but at least he's popped up on TV this week. Here's a segment from Comedy Central's animation anthology series TripTank that aired last night, which sees Larry David, Laura Kightlinger, and Dave Attell all voicing themselves with Larry David acting pretty Larry David-y.

Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, and Larry David Were Filming Something at the Restaurant from 'Seinfeld' This Week

Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, and Jason Alexander were all spotted at Tom's Restaurant, the Manhattan diner used frequently as "Monk's Café" on their sitcom Seinfeld, on Monday. NY Daily News reports that cameras were shooting them inside and outside the restaurant and that production workers said the three were working on a Super Bowl commercial. There's no word on who the commercial is for or if Michael Richards or Julia Louis-Dreyfus are involved, but I guess we'll all see on Super Bowl Sunday.

During a Reddit AMA last week, Jerry Seinfeld teased people, saying that he and Larry David "wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually [...]

Larry David, Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, and More to Play New York Comedy Fest 2013

The New York Comedy Festival is turning 10 this year, and they're drawing some pretty big names this time around. The organizers behind the fest, which is produced in association with Comedy Central, announced the 2013 lineup yesterday. Larry David is set to engage in a one-on-one conversation with comedy vet David Steinberg, who hosts the Showtime interview series Inside Comedy. The roster also features Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Swardson, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Jim Jefferies, and Bill Maher, who will be playing at the festival's prestigious venues like Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and Town Hall. Tickets [...]

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 [...]