Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm: I haven’t given up hope on season nine

larry davidThough it’s been more than three years since Curb Your Enthusiasm aired its final episode of its eighth season, series creator and star Larry David hasn’t ruled out a ninth season for HBO. During the Q&A portion of a conversation on Sunday hosted by once-recurring Curb Your Enthusiasm director David Steinberg, Larry David announced, “I haven’t given up hope.” This sent cheers throughout the live audience, according to LA Weekly. “If I don’t get that kind of feedback, honestly, I wouldn’t have thought of [bringing it back] any more. I actually feel badly I don’t have shows for them.”

Of course this isn’t the first time since 2011 the hope of a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has been bandied about. In October of 2012, Curb co-star Jeff Garlin said there was a “decent chance” for a ninth season. That same month, another Curb co-star JB Smoove, during a red carpet interview with Laughspin, hilariously pleaded with Larry David to create a new season of the show.

“Damn you, Larry…People of the world would love to see a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Smoove said to Laughspin. “So we’re asking you, as fans of the show, and as fellow actors on your show — it’s you’re own damn show and you make you’re own damn decisions — but we want to know: When you coming back, Larry? Is it possible, Larry, you can put your rap career to the side and allow us to be entertainers again for a season nine, or possibly a season 10. We would love to do that, Larry David. Larry David! Are you coming back for a season nine?”

In 2013 Garlin said a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm was “looking pretty good.” And even before season eight started, co-star Susie Essman told Laughspin that a season nine seemed probable.

“After eight seasons on Curb, I’m just not sure my ideas are gonna be good enough for a whole season,” Larry David said during the Steinberg chat. This prompted someone in the audience to yell, “Yes, they will!” according to Variety. “I’ve been heckled a lot, but that was the nicest one,” Larry David replied.

While comedy nerds anxiously await official word on a possible new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David fans will have to find comfort in Fish in the Dark, David’s Broadway play he wrote and stars in. The show is set to begin previews on Feb. 2 with the official opening slated for March 5.

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Dylan P. Gadino

Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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