Posted on March 13, 2008 - by MG
I am so enjoying the new series of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ on More4.
The premise for the series is as gloriously ridiculous as ever, some of the story concepts so featherweight as to be wholly insubstantial and yet still I laugh louder than at any other current comedy show (and it’s not like I’m not trying, I have started watching three other new comedy series this year).
Here’s Larry David (LD) doing his trademark ‘hard stare’. It puts me in mind of Paddington bear, who also had a famous hard stare.
It takes huge skill to make comedy out of ‘nothing’, but Seinfeld and 5 series of Curb don’t seem yet to have exhausted this guy. Mind you that’s not what some people are saying…some think that this 6th series shows signs of tiring. Well maybe series 6 hasn’t yet come up with anything as roll-on-the-floor-laughingly funny as ‘The Doll’ or ‘The Grand Opening’, but when the notion of comedy based on nothing-or-not-much has taken hold in lots of new comedy shows, CYE proves that Larry David is still…The Master.
All hail. Larry, you are untouchable! We’re not worthy, etc, etc.