Robert B. Weide – a former executive producer and principal director of Curb Your Enthusiasm – asked David why he has yet to be canceled during an interview at the Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival in Los Angeles, California.
David replied, “I don’t know. It’s a very good question. I don’t know why. I don’t like to think about it too much.”
“Well, here’s the thing. There were fans of the show, they liked the show. And they have a good sense of humor. The fans of the show don’t care about political correctness,” David explained.
Weide responded, “You’re just the idiot who didn’t get the memo, and I think that buys you a lot.”
David answered back, “Yeah, I think idiots can get away with a little bit more than the more intelligent brethren.”
Curb Your Enthusiasm has pushed the envelope on many occasions. The comedy show has made jokes on third-rail topics such as 9/11, battered women, incest, Nazis, and mental illness.
Also during the comedy festival interview, David revealed that he struggled when he first started out as a stand-up comedian.
“I wasn’t really a very good comedian,” David said. “Jerry Seinfeld would come up to me: ‘Why do you keep doing that bit? They don’t like it. They’re not laughing.’ But it’s funny. So that was the problem.”
Larry David isn’t canceled and Curb Your Enthusiasm isn’t canceled. Curb will return for a 12th season on HBO.
Last month, David allegedly confirmed that there would be a new season of the hit comedy series to Rich Eisen.
“So, I was honored to emcee an [Emmys] panel for Curb Your Enthusiasm tonight here in L.A. with most of the cast and asked Larry David the ultimate question: Will there be another season of Curb?” Eisen wrote on Twitter. “He said yes.”
So, I was honored to emcee an @TheEmmys panel for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” tonight here in LA with most of the cast and asked Larry David the ultimate question:
Will there be another season of Curb?
He said yes.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) April 11, 2022