Curb Your Enthusiasm


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Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. The series was created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The series follows David in his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles and later New York City. Also starring is Cheryl Hines as David's wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David's manager Jeff, and Susie Essman as Jeff's wife Susie. Curb often features guest stars, and some of these appearances are by celebrities playing themselves.

The plots and subplots of the episodes are established in an outline written by David and the dialogue is largely improvised by the actors themselves. Much like Seinfeld, the subject matter in Curb Your Enthusiasm often involves the minutiae of daily life, and plots often revolve around Larry David's many faux pas, and his problems with certain social conventions and expectations, as well as his annoyance with other people's behavior. The character has a hard time letting such annoyances go unexpressed, which leads him often into awkward situations.

The series was developed from a 1999 one-hour special titled Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, which David and HBO originally envisioned as a one-time project. This special was shot as a mockumentary, where the characters were aware of the presence of cameras and a crew. The series itself is not a mock documentary, but it is shot in a somewhat similar cinéma vérité–like style.

Created by Larry David

Written by Larry David

Starring Larry David

Jeff Garlin

Cheryl Hines

Susie Essman

Theme music composer Luciano Michelini

Opening theme "Frolic"

Country of origin United States

Language(s) English

No. of seasons 8

No. of episodes 80 (plus 60-minute special) (List of episodes)

Production

Executive producer(s) Larry David

Jeff Garlin

Robert B. Weide

Alec Berg

David Mandel

Jeff Schaffer

Larry Charles

Gavin Polone

Tim Gibbons

Erin O'Malley

Camera setup Single-camera

Running time 30 minutes

Broadcast

Original channel HBO

Picture format 4:3 480i (Seasons 1–6)

16:9 1080i (Season 7–)

Original run October 15, 2000 – present

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Highlights
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on reuniting with the entire cast of Seinfeld  on Curb Your Enthusiasm
01:20
Shelley Berman on how he came to appear as "Nat David", Larry David's father, on Curb Your Enthusiasm; on working with Larry David
02:32
Jason Alexander on guest-starring on Curb Your Enthusiasm
09:53
Editor Janet Ashikaga on Larry David's persona as who he is on Curb Your Enthusiasm
02:37
Andy Ackerman on reuniting with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm
03:17
Who talked about this show

Andy Ackerman

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Andy Ackerman on reuniting with Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm
03:17

Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on programming Curb Your Enthusiasm 
04:33

Jason Alexander

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Jason Alexander on guest-starring on Curb Your Enthusiasm
09:53

Janet Ashikaga

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Editor Janet Ashikaga on Larry David's persona as who he is on Curb Your Enthusiasm
02:37

Thomas Azzari

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Thomas Azzari on returning to the Seinfeld set on Curb Your Enthusiasm  
01:49

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on how he came to appear as "Nat David", Larry David's father, on Curb Your Enthusiasm; on working with Larry David
02:32
Shelley Berman on a memorable episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, "The Hooker"
01:13
Shelley Berman on working with other actors on the show: Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman
01:34
Shelley Berman on how Curb Your Enthusiasm was shot; on the production schedule
03:04
Shelley Berman on finding out he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm;  on Larry David's reaction to the news
02:36

Shelley Berman with Emerson College

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Shelley Berman on improvising on Curb Your Enthusiasm, playing the role of "Larry's" father, "Nat David"
04:56
Shelley Berman on the language and content of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and on the power of words, and on the counterculture free speech movement of the 1960s
09:14
Shelley Berman on the then-future of comedy, and on his great admiration for Larry David, and David's work on Curb Your Enthusiasm
04:31

Lucy Lawless

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Lucy Lawless on guest-starring on Curb Your Enthusiasm 
03:25

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on reuniting with the entire cast of Seinfeld  on Curb Your Enthusiasm
01:20
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on playing herself on Curb Your Enthusiasm  and reuniting with Seinfeld  creator Larry David
01:40

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on guest-starring on Curb Your Enthusiasm
02:40

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