Larry David is currently enjoying the vast success of his improv-based HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Much like Seinfeld did, Curb appeals to our real world sensibilities. Sure, the plot lines are ridiculous, and each show’s ending is wrapped up with a nice little bow of irony. But what’s more important is that we can relate to the various predicaments that Larry faces and empathize as he stumbles through differing degrees of social faux pas.I’d like to think we all have a Larry David in us. He’s the part of you that gets mad when someone doesn’t say ‘thank you’ after you’ve opened the door. He’s that part that views disagreements as violent acts of treason. He’s the part that just wants an apology, provided the apologizer is on his or her knees kissing your feet. He believes in a rigid value system comprised of indisputable rights and wrongs, except when they need to be molded to make him out to be the good guy. In short, our inner Larry David is that politically-incorrect, selfish, narcissistic, neurotic asshole that every once in a while says something they really mean and inevitably faces the unfortunate consequences.