Few shows are as outrageously funny as Curb Your Enthusiasm, and even though it’s been 6 years to the day since the show last aired, it’s clear that nothing has changed. Curb has aged gracefully, and funny is funny, so I can’t imagine the time off equaling any kind of drop in quality. Plus, our best friend Bryan Cranston joined the cast as Larry’s therapist! Curb premieres Sunday, October 1st.
“We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of ‘Curb’ and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming.
Asked why he decided to come back, David said, “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
This day just got a little brighter, because one of the funniest shows on television is coming back to HBO. No filming or premiere dates were announced but that’s alright, because everyone’s favorite cynic/comedic genius is back in action. Curb hasn’t aired an episode since September 2011 (!) so the next time we see it it’ll be over five years since it’s been on the air. Some of us got our Larry David fix this year on SNL when he busted out his amazing Bernie Sanders impression (and hosted one of the best episodes of the year) but a full season of Curb is just what the doctor ordered.
Overall, Larry David’s SNL was a welcome surprise, although it probably shouldn’t of been. He’s been great on ‘Curb’ for years, and his brand of humor translated over to SNL seamlessly. The best example of that was the pre taped ‘Bern Your Enthusiasm’ sketch. David played Bernie Sanders (wonderfully as usual) during the Iowa caucus. Watch and enjoy.
Larry David Will Bring His Fantastic Bernie Sanders Impression Back To #SNL When He Hosts February 6th
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 24, 2016
During Ronda Rousey’s pleasantly good SNL on Saturday, we learned who the next host is going to be when they return in two weeks: Larry David. He’s popped up a few times this season with his perfect Bernie Sanders impression, and I have a feeling that David’s Sanders might go toe to toe with the real Bernie on February 6th. Either way, you know you’re in for a pretty, pretty, pretty good show with Larry at the helm.
I knew SNL was going to spoof the democratic debate during Saturday night’s show, but what I did not expect was Larry David to make a surprise cameo and steal the show, and possibly even the season. He was SO GOOD. When he first appeared, I knew it wasn’t Sanders but couldn’t put my finger on who it was, because whoever it was, it looked just like Bernie. Then I recognized the voice, and after that it was pure bliss. SNL is probably the only show in the world where a writer quits the show because none of his sketches made the air and then 30 years later he’s starring in the cold open sketch as a presidential candidate. This was probably the sketch of the night, and I wouldn’t be mad if Larry showed up again for an encore.