Larry David’s Review Of ‘Barry’ To Bill Hader: ‘Why Are You Still Making This?”

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Given his impact on the industry and art form over the last 30 years with the likes of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David is likely an icon to both comedy fans and professionals.

Bill Hader, who made a name for himself as a key performer and writer on Saturday Night Live before blowing people away with his work on HBO’s Barry, is undoubtedly one of those people, which likely makes David’s recent review of the show all the more painful.

During a recent appearance on Conan O’Brien’s podcast Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, Hader told a story about recently running into David, who — in typical Larry David fashion — question Hader on why he was still making it.

“I saw Larry, and he goes, ‘I watched Barry — that’s it, right?’” Hader said, doing an impression, while appearing on Conan O’Brien’s podcast. “And I said, ‘No, we have a whole new season.’ And he went, ‘Why?’”

“I go, ‘Well, I think there’s more story to tell.’ And he’s like, ‘But it’s done!’” Hader continued.


Barry — which stars Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, and Henry Winkler alongside Hader — will wrap up its fourth and final season on Sunday, May 28 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Hader directed all eight episodes of the final season, as well.

After the conclusion of Barry, Hader will likely continue embarking on a directorial career, as he recently said he’s mulling over a handful of scripts, one of which is for a horror film that he also thinks he’d star in.

Given his excellent work on Barry over the last few years, pop culture fans are obviously clamoring to see what Hader works on next, as he’s beginning to look like the next Jordan Peele, i.e. a former comedic actor that turns into an acclaimed modern director.

You can also check out Hader’s full appearance on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend here.

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