Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by CaptainSack, Jun 4, 2014.
and that's exactly what hes doing!
Seinfeld didn't exactly keep me on the edge of my seat with 'Bee Movie' or 'Marriage Ref' either.
Larry David runs comedic circles around both hacks.
Seinfeld needed Larry David to blossom. Larry David could use a Jerry Seinfeld to keep him on track as well.
Kind of like a band.
...it didnt work that well for lenny bruce or andy kaufman but whatever.
Yeah, not like Curb Your Enthusiasm made Lar a household name with anyone with a modicum of humor or anything, his career definitely needs to be back "on track" with some hacky airline & hotel humor.
"Say, what's the deal with observational comedy?
How can you be observing if you're also telling jokes?"
Hoho you comedic JESUS, mr. seinfeld.
Seinfeld is lucky his series built up so much credit during the Larry David years, after he left the shows were often quite lousy.
Every 1 goes home with a scarf 2 night.
I knew Curb was great from the one-off he did of the same title before they were even considering the series . I have it on VHS from when it was only available as a media screener someone put up on Ebay because the show hadn't hit yet. "HBO PAYS FOR THE PORN!"
My point is that Larry has done a bunch of mediocre shit also during the post-Seinfeld years, including several episodes of Curb that could have used more discipline and effort. Having the family yell at Larry every episode over a misunderstanding gets old fast. He said in interviews repeatedly that he got lazy and tired of writing and just wanted to get it over with at times.
Curb was funny, but it was a loose improvisational comedy, not crafted like an early-to-mid series Seinfeld episode. The camera angles, the cut shots, the dialogue, the obscure cultural references, the Tom Cherones direction, is just not there. A more collaborative effort with someone of equal status to tell Larry "this isn't working" would have improved the consistency of the series. One of the Curb Directors is an outright sycophant/fan, and makes no secret of it. You're not going to get that guy to say "this sucks" to Larry David like Seinfeld would.
Jerry's primary role wasn't as an actor. He's said this himself. It was as a sounding board to Larry's ideas and a synergy developed that doesn't exist in either of their solo projects. Even Curb. Seinfeld would not have existed w/o Larry David. But it would not have been what it was without Jerry Seinfeld and his sense of what is and what is not funny. Larry needed someone like that after Seinfeld.
Proof of this can be found in the excreable final episode of Seinfeld, which Larry wrote on his own, after he'd left the show, and when relations were such that nobody could tell him it sucked w/o it hurting his feelings and destroying any chance of his input.
Very true, though by today's standards even the bad ones are watchable and have their moments. It became broader humor. The same can be said for Curb, with early seasons being almost all crisp and well done, with more misses coming later in the series. Even some really bad moments that were just unfunny. I say having a co-collaborator who was an equal would have easily fixed that.
[h=2]howard said to seinfeld dont you think weve earned the right to bore the audience?
Its just wig who is boring the audience[/h]
or Howard's "writers"