The latest episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" further suggests that the once riotous HBO comedy has become rather creaky and aimless, says Ken Tucker.
Larry David and Bernie Sanders appeared on the show “Finding Your Roots” on Tuesday night and discovered that the two are cousins.
Despite what you heard on TV tonight, the couple is still together — and preparing to celebrate 22 years of marriage.
Since it's been six years (and feels like 50) since we got to watch Larry David's misadventures, here's a reminder of where we left off.
Fans of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' might be thrilled Larry David is returning to TV. The characters in the show? Less so.
Netflix has been on a comedy spending spree, shoveling out huge sums of cash for standup specials from Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, Amy Schumer, and now Jerry Seinfeld. The production deal also calls for 24 new episodes of Seinfeld’s hit series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Are we the only ones who feel as if the 2016 presidential campaign has been going on for years? While we are literally counting down the days until it’s all over, we must confess that we have been a tad obsessed with all the drama surrounding Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump‘s battle for the presidency. While we’re sure a film is probably already in the works, here is how we would cast Election 2016: Judgment Day….
Let me begin by saying I like Maya Rudolph and Martin Short a lot. Rudolph is a regal comic presence with a rich voice she can use for clever impersonations, or as a straightforward instrument of pleasure. Short is one of the most gifted improvisers and sketch performers television has seen, as anyone knows who ever saw him as a guest on David Letterman’s Late Show, or, further back, on SCTV.
If you ever needed a perfect example of the dreadful state of political humor on late-night television, you cannot do better than this weekend’s Saturday Night Live season finale Hillary-Bernie. Kate McKinnon certainly does a fun Hillary Clinton, emphasizing her frustrated angst at not being universally acclaimed as the candidate she thinks every Democrat should rally ’round. Jimmy Fallon seems to think that once he gets into orange make-up to Donald Trump, his job is done—whatever jokes his writers give him seem like afterthoughts.
Before Larry David help create Seinfeld, and before he masterminded Curb Your Enthusiasm, he was a stand-up comedian who landed the plum gig of writing for Saturday Night Live in 1984. But David, who is hosting SNL for the first time this weekend, only lasted a season, and he got just one sketch on air. That sketch is “Going Up,” and it’s classic Larry David comedy. Host Ed Begley Jr. plays an architect who has a disagreement with his client (Harry Shearer) about putting a stool in an elevator.
After being stood up by one presidential candidate, Jimmy Kimmel Live took its chances once again in Brooklyn with guest Bernie Sanders. The Democratic candidate not only showed but delighted the crowd with his stance on marijuana, to which he is “not unfavorably disposed to moving toward the legalization.” Kimmel closed by asking him what he thought of Larry David’s impression of him on Saturday Night Live, and the Bern brought down the house with his answer. And if you think Bernie sounds like Larry, check out this video below where we dubbed Bernie’s voice over faux-Steinbrenner’s to see what it would sound like.
During last week’s Democratic debate, we couldn’t help but notice one very important thing — how much Bernie Sanders sounds like Larry David playing George Steinbrenner. In the video above, we dubbed Bernie’s voice over faux-Steinbrenner’s to see what it would sound like, and let’s just say, it was pretty, pretty, pretty good! Check out the video to decide for yourself.
Larry David appeared as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live to rave reviews, and Sanders weighed in on the impression when he appeared on This Week. Sanders told host George Stephanopoulos, “I think we’ll use Larry at our next rally. He does better than I do.”
Why E.T. Showed up at the ‘Tony Awards’ and Other Highlights Broadway veterans Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night with countless wardrobe changes (including the erroneous use of an E.T. costume), musical numbers, and laughs galore. The presenters played along and weren’t afraid of making fun of themselves. Neil Patrick Harris joked about his less than successfulOscars lock box bit, and Jason Alexander basically called Larry David a loser.
While audiences generally tune in to check out musical numbers for shows they might never be able to see in person, the ceremony always has some memorable non-singing and dancing moments to offer as well. Here are the spoken-word Tony highlights, as we saw them.