Bern your enthusiasm: Sanders double scores new role as ‘Curb’ returns
Larry David is getting ready to say goodbye to his growly Sanders alter ego and take on his next best-known role as Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm.
larry david and bernie sanders are the same person— jigglypuff (@beyonslaygirl) May 24, 2016
While rumors suggesting that David and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are, in fact, the same person have been floating around for ages, the timing of the announcement on the very same day of the final primary hints that there may be something to it.
I'm not saying Bernie Sanders and Larry David are the same person but has anyone ever seen them in a room together?— *elise (@BrandweinElise) May 15, 2016
So as Bernie's campaign winds down, HBO announces Larry David is suddenly free for a new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Hmm...— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) June 14, 2016
This is news: HBO says Curb Your Enthusiasm returning for 9th season. Guess Larry David needs a gig now that he can't keep playing Bernie— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) June 14, 2016
Season 9 of the hit TV show was first announced in Variety, which confirmed David’s return to playing an extreme version of himself in the cult series.
Curb Your Enthusiasm first aired in 2000 starring David, the creator of Seinfeld, another hit show. Curb Your Enthusiasm received 39 Emmy nominations and two wins during its 80-episode run, making it HBO’s longest running scripted comedy series, USA Today reported.
The last season aired in 2011, and fans have endured years of uncertainty about the possibility of a new season ever since.
David commented on his return to the role: “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’”
However, David’s appearances on Saturday Night Live as Sanders could hardly be called nothing.