If you ever wondered what it was like inside the mind of Seinfeld creator Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm is a fictionalized version of his life on the small screen. It first premiered on HBO on October 15, 2000, and is still filming new episodes in 2019.
David is known for his distinct comedic style that borders between Jewish humor and an almost lack of conscience. As the creator and lead writer, he is able to control how his life post-Seinfeld is portrayed on screen. Also, the series wouldn’t be the same without the many talented supporting characters played by fellow comics. Let’s quickly dive into Larry David’s early life and then take a look at some pretty good facts about Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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Who is Larry David?
Larry David was born on July 2, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to parents Rose and Mortimer David. His father’s side moved to the U.S. from Germany during the 1800s and his mother’s family came from Ukraine. David graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School and received a bachelor’s in history from University of Maryland, College Park.
After graduating from college he enlisted in the army before making his way into stand-up comedy. In the 1980s he became a writer for a show called Friday’s before working as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Soon after David teamed up with comedian Jerry Seinfeld to create NBC’s Seinfeld.