He's been branded as 'insensitive' for joking about being in a concentration camp.
While gallows humour isn't always necessarily a bad thing, Larry David appears to have crossed the line in many people's eyes by making holocaust jokes during his appearance as guest host on 'Saturday Night Live'. Of course, the internet remains divided over whether or not the gag was insensitive.
Larry David at 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' premiere
The 70-year-old comedian, who is from a Jewish family, made reference to the Hollywood sexual harassment scandals in his opening monologue on the show at the weekend, making note of the fact that a few of the accused men are also Jewish including Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Jeremy Piven and Dustin Hoffman.
Continue reading: Larry David Divides Internet With 'SNL' Holocaust Joke
Despite the wrath of critics, household ratings showed a significantly higher-than-average 6.6 for the billionaire's guest hosting stint.
Love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore him: Donald Trump’s guest turn as host on ‘Saturday Night Live’ over the weekend has helped the NBC show record its highest ratings in three years, with a whopping 6.6 household rating.
The billionaire real estate mogul-turned-Presidential hopeful appeared on the evergreen sketch show, an appearance that went ahead despite vociferous protests from minority ethnic groups and civil rights activists directed at the network in the week building up to it.
Donald Trump's 'SNL' appearance was a success in the ratings
Continue reading: Donald Trump's 'Saturday Night Live' Draws Highest Ratings In Years
Jason Alexander, Rosie Perez, Larry David, Jayne Houdyshell, Ben Shenkman and Anna D. Shapiro - Photo call for the cast change at Broadway play Fish In the Dark at the Cort Theatre. at Cort Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 28th May 2015
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld just got richer.
Hulu is stepping up its game in the digital video realm by paying almost $1 million per episode to screen all nine seasons of Seinfeld. The deal translates to a $180 million windfall to be split between Sony TV, Time Warner's Castle Rock and Seinfeld's Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David just got a bit richer
The deal is expected to be announced at Hulu's presentation on Wednesday. According to Variety, Sony TV - which has long controlled the rights to the classic sitcom - has been shopping the series around for some time. A limited number of episodes have been available on the company's Crackle video platform though the new deal marks the first time the show will be available in its entirety, in the binge-watching era.
Continue reading: Hulu Pays $180 Million For Rights To 'Seinfeld'
From one 'Seinfeld' star to another.
Jason Alexander will take over from Larry David in Fish in the Dark
David, who co-wrote Seinfeld, has been playing lead character Normal Drexel in the production though Alexander will takeover from June 9 until June 19.
Continue reading: 'Seinfeld' Star Jason Alexander Replacing Larry David On Broadway
The classic 90s series is reportedly close to been sold to an online streaming service for a hefty price tag.
We could all soon be enjoying the luxury of watching our favourite episodes of ‘Seinfeld’ whenever we wish, as the series is reportedly close to inking a deal with an online streaming service. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony Pictures Television is in advanced talks to sell reruns of the series to an online video service, with a deal possibly being reached within a matter of weeks.
Seinfeld could soon be availble to stream at your pleasure
Hulu, Amazon and Yahoo are said to be among the bidders for the sitcom, while Netflix has apparently passed after taking a “hard look at the series last year”. But whoever decides to purchase 'the show about nothing’ wont be getting a bargain, as sources report the deal could fetch a price well north of half a million dollars per episode.
Continue reading: Will 'Seinfeld' Soon Be Coming To An Internet Streaming Service?
Larry David has scored great reviews for his Broadway debut.
Larry David’s new comedy Fish in the Dark opened at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on Thursday, with the Curb man playing Norman Drexel – a manufacturer of urinals. Norman is a socially awkward character, he’s petty and silly. Sound familiar?
Larry David has scored excellent reviews for his play Fish in the Dark
Norman is seemingly indistinguishable from his brilliant character on HBO’s Curb and it’s therefore no surprise that the audience, and most of the critics, have lauded this new play.
Continue reading: 'Fish In The Dark' Is Basically Larry David In 'Curb'
Larry David - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015
Larry David will begin previews of 'Fish in the Dark' in February 2015.
Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld and star of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', is to make his Broadway debut at the age of 67-year-old in 'Fish in the Dark', which he has also written. Previews for the play will begin on February 2, 2015 at the Cort Theatre, with the opening night set for March 5.
Larry David is to make his debut on Broadway in 'Fish in the Dark' [Getty/Frederick M. Brown]
As with Curb, it looks as though David will be playing himself - or a version of himself - in the play.
Cheryl Hines was welcomed into the Kennedy family over the weekend.
Congratulations to Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy, who just tied the knot in Massachusetts! The high-profile pair had the ceremony at the Kennedy Compoundon Cape Cod in Hyannis Port, because that’s just how you celebrate a new member of the Kennedy family – with luxury and a massive guestlist.
Cheryl Hines looks visibly moved and excited as she arrives at the wedding tent.
Larry David proves, once again, why he's one of the world's best sports fans.
The Los Angeles Kings capitalized on the New York Rangers' hangover from an energy-sapping seven games series with Chicago by scoring a 3-2 win over their east-coast rivals in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The final few minutes were frantic and the Kings were unusually scrappy, though managed to hold on in a game that Rangers veteran Brad Richards knew was a missed opportunity.
Charissa Thompson [L] and Larry David [R] at the Stanley Cup Game 1 [Photo: Getty Images: Credit: Noel Vasquez]
"We had a chance to win," Richards told Sports Illustrated. "We had a great opportunity. Now we made it hard on ourselves."
Larry David once saved a man from the death penalty, no this is not a lost 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episode.
Have you ever heard the one about when ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’s’ Larry David saved a man from the death penalty? No? Well sit back and enjoy this unlikely tale of how the grumpiest man on television helped a man wrongly accused of murder and facing possible execution.
Larry David, saved a man from execution, no really
In June 2003, 24 year old Juan Catalan was arrested and accused of the murder of a 16 year old girl in Los Angeles, California. The victim, Martha Puebla had previously testified in a preliminary hearing about a pair of murders that were allegedly committed by her ex-boyfriend, Jose Ledesma. Months later police arrested Catalan and charged him with the murder of Puebla. Witness had said that Puebla was gunned down by a man in a black car which had been circling the area, four teenaged gave a description of the gunman, which did not fit Catalan, but one eyewitness identified him as the assailant.
Continue reading: The Day Larry David Saved A Man From The Death Penalty. No, Really
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