Comedy is one of the most, if not the most, difficult things in the entertainment business. The meaning of everything and the context behind various things continuously evolves. What was funny ten years ago might not be able to crack up the current generation. Any worse than this, and you might even offend the audience. TV shows have a difficult task of creating new content for every episode of every season. You can never be “not funny” because why are you a comedy otherwise?
While most shows are forgotten after they end their run, there are some that stay evergreen, and the best ones become more relevant as time passes. ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is one of those shows. An acclaimed and beloved comedy, it started with Larry David’s wish to make a one-hour comedy special for HBO. But that was in 1999.
Now it is a full-fledged show with nine seasons under its name, and another one in production. The show is a laugh riot with Larry David, and almost every other actor, playing an over-exaggerated version of themselves. Even the guests have to enter an alternate reality and embrace some quirks that they might not have in real life. The series has a total of 43 Emmy nominations to its name, with David receiving the honor six times.
Like any other series, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ had its ups and downs, though not so intense. By season eight, it seemed like it had reached a point where to top itself with the next season would be a humungous task. Most comedies that have had such long runs have fallen prey to their arrogance, and hence incompetence, believing that the fans will take whatever the show gives them. (Looking at you, ‘Friends‘!)
But ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is better than them. In 2011, HBO and David gave it an indefinite hiatus, never confirming nor denying another season for the next six years. And just when you think the show was done and over with, it received a revival and graced the screens in 2017 with season 9. Now, the series is making a grand entry yet again with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 10. Read on to know everything about the upcoming season.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Cast: Who is in it?
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ features various actors as a fictionalized version of themselves. Larry David stars as a neurotic version of himself who has a habit of going to extremes in order to prove that he is right. Jeff Garlin plays the role of Jeff Greene, Larry’s manager who has a difficult marriage. Cheryl Hines plays the role of Cheryl David, the wife and the voice of reason in Larry’s life. Susie Essman appears in the role of Susie Greene, Jeff’s wife who never approves of anything that he does. J.B Smoove plays the role of Leon Black.
The show has had a great number of actors playing themselves or a mild version of something close to their identities. Mel Brooks, Martin Scorcese, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Stiller, Christian Slater, Shaquille O’Neal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus are some celebs who have been a part of the show. Season nine guest stars included Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Jimmy Kimmel, Carrie Brownstein, Lauren Graham, Ed Begley, Jr., Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad and Elizabeth Perkins.
While most details are being kept under wraps for the next season, a few new cast names have been slipped out for the fans. Reportedly, Jeff Tweedy is to join the show for the next season. Also, the character of Mocha Joe, who first made an appearance in the seventh season, might also return. However, exactly how and where his storyline grows is yet to be seen. The role of Joe is played by Saverio Guerra.
It has also been confirmed that the entire lead cast will return for season 10 and will “catch up with a few more old friends from the Curb universe.”
Curb Your Enthusiasm Plot: What is it about?
Larry David is known for being co-creator of ‘Seinfeld‘ and lives in L.A with his wife Cheryl. ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ recounts the mundane happening of his life, and he derives adventure from it by picking arguments with differently-opinionated people and getting into awkward situations that he never walks clean out of.
In season 9, the finale concludes with the implosion of Fatwa! The Musical — which is Larry’s theatrical production in partnership with Lin-Manuel Miranda and F. Murray Abraham. The fatwa which was conceptualized with the intention of mocking the ayatollah was canceled. But an Iranian, unaware of this change, chases Larry down the street. During the announcement of season 10’s renewal, Larry said, “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”
The show is known for its great writing, and expect nothing less than perfection from it in the tenth season. Larry David writes the show alone and shares the plot with the cast and crew only when production starts. So, don’t expect any plot details to be out in the news too easily. The show will obviously continue to follow David as he navigates through a life filled with hilarious situations and humorous observations.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 10 Release Date: When is it coming?
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 9 premiered on October 1, 2017, on HBO. It concluded with its 10th episode on December 3, 2017.
With a six-year break, there was a pressure of the fans’ expectations on the show to perform at par, if not better, than its previous seasons. Glad to say, it did not disappoint. The new season marked the return of the series in the Emmys, bagging nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Larry David.
On December 14, 2017, it was announced that the show has been renewed for a tenth season. “We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. Larry David added, “As I’ve said many times when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so.”
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 10 will release on January 19, 2020. It will consist of 10 episodes and will wrap up with its finale in March 2020.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Trailer
You can check out the season 10 official teaser trailer below:
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