A Belated Happy Birthday!
I’ve been holidaying on Australia’s sunny Gold Coast for the last week or so and during that time Larry has hit the big 6-0. On the 2nd July Mr. David turned 60 years old, and I’d like to extend a belated happy 60th to the comic genius and wish him well with the upcoming series of Curb and his own marital issues.
At around the same time I read a guest blog from Larry’s British contemporary Ricky Gervais, creator of hit shows The Office and Extras. Some of you will remember my post about the interview the two did together. They are two brilliant writers/comics and have a great chemistry which is why I was very excited to read about Ricky bumping into his “old-friend”. In a guest blog on the UK’s The Daily Mash he wrote:
Anyway, whilst we were chatting, I suggested that if he was making any more Curbs, that I should make an uncredited cameo appearance. I think he mustâ€™ve been totally overwhelmed by my artistic generosity, because he blew his cheeks out very noisily, before bowing his head. He asked me to call him (which I did ten minutes later) to set up a meeting.
Just another reason to wish for a season 7 of Curb!
Also making a lot of news recently is Curb star, Susie Essman. She’s been receiving good reviews in America and on July 13 and 14 makes her UK stand-up debut. Known for her “abrasive” and often obscene character on the HBO sitcom she claims she is not the Curb character in her show but it is defintely adults-only. So if you are one of our UK fans check out Susie Essman.
Speaking of comedians that regularly star in Curb Your Enthusisam, Richard Lewis reportedly had a great show in a tribute to comedian Mort Sahl. In the company of comedians like Albert Brooks and Jay Leno, Mark Groubert said:
But this Night at the Opera belonged to none other than Richard Lewis who turned 60 just as he took the stage. Lewis, who had somewhat disappeared into sitcom obscurity years ago, only to be resurrected by playing a version of himself on Larry Davidâ€™s â€œCurb Your Enthusiasm,â€ has hit his comic stride entering the free form worlds of both Lenny Bruce and the under appreciated Lord Buckley. Groovinâ€™ high, and dressed in a zippered black suit possibly designed by the mistress of the Dali Lama, the â€˜Prince of Painâ€™ came to compete. Melting the house and forcing grown men to weep openly Richard Lewis bombarded the crowd from one obtuse comedy angle after another. If this was the comedy World Series, Lewis was the King in his Court.
For nearly twenty minutes he induced non-stop howling by every living, breathing thing in the house.
Lastly I’d like to give you a little update on where the site is going. The forums have started to gather some participation thanks to a couple of members. I myself will be more active now I am back from holidays. I am also working on a couple unique videos that I’m sure you will enjoy and will have up as soon as possible.