Curb Your Enthusiasm has been confirmed now to have a ninth season on HBO, which will mark its 16th year as an HBO show, taking long hiatuses between seasons. Larry David, who stars in the show as a fictional version of himself, has been confirmed to return by representatives from HBO.
It has been nearly five years since Curb Your Enthusiasm last aired an original show on HBO, and there is no certainty how much time will pass before the show will actually air again for its ninth season. But, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the next season has been confirmed for production and will air on the premium cable network.
For those who are unfamiliar with Curb Your Enthusiasm and the comedy of Larry David, you might be surprised to know that he is the real-life creator of the hit NBC television show Seinfeld. David is a well-known entity in the TV comedy industry and is also very well-known for doing wildly inventive things with his comedy, which includes having shows about “nothing.”
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What is so unique about Curb Your Enthusiasm is that it is mostly an improv show that brings the genius of absurd lifestyles into focus, with Larry David using his real-life likeness as the model and base of comedy. Just like David did on Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm is really a show about “nothing.” There are no real plot lines and the fictional character David portrays really does make for some interesting conflict that can arise over the littlest of things.
Larry David portrays his fictional character on Curb Your Enthusiasm as a bit of a narcissist, although only slightly noticeable. David gets himself into situations that are flimsy, to say the least. But it is his way of overcoming the situations that make for the very best comedy. David jumps his character from situation to situation with a plethora of absurdities that end up showing him to look a bit like a jerk, but viewers get that glimpse into his life that sometimes shows he really isn’t quite as at fault as the opposing characters might think.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is also unique in that it uses real-life people, mostly industry stars, that get an opportunity to portray a fictional version of themselves as well. Richard Lewis, David Schwimmer, Mel Brooks, and Michael J. Fox are just a few of Larry David’s fictional buddies on Curb Your Enthusiasm. But he also uses a few Hollywood stars in fictional roles as well, which includes Vivica Fox and J.B. Smoove as a couple of examples.
Talk about Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm has just recently come back up with a few stints that Larry David did on Saturday Night Live, where he impersonated Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
It was also just last week that J.B. Smoove did an interview on The Rich Eisen Show and gave fans hope that Larry David would be back for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
“I called Larry, like, two weeks ago and I said, ‘Hey, Larry man.’ I just talk about regular stuff with him,” Smoove said. “It’s not always Curb stuff. But this time – aha! This time, he brings up Curb Your Enthusiasm. I don’t ever bring it up. He brought it up this time.”
Smoove also told the audience that if Larry David says that there’s a possibility for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm, then that means there is a good chance it will happen.
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As it turns out, J.B. Smoove was right, and Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 will be returning to HBO, although a date has not been released yet for the premiere.
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