Here’s what Larry David says it was like filming Season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” the day after Donald Trump was elected
Like many people on the day after the 2016 presidential election, Larry David went to work. Amidst the disbelief and grief that followed Donald Trump’s election, he began filming Season 9 of his hit show, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Yes, really — Day 1 was November 9th, 2016.
David’s wildly popular Curb Your Enthusiasm has had a sporadic run since it began in 2000. Season 8 aired back in 2011. Since then, he’s acted in a few roles, including a stint as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live. It was probably nerve-wracking enough to return to set, not even considering the post-election blues.
Recently, David told Entertainment Weekly that the cast and crew were feeling a lot of emotion the day after the election.
But with one pivotal difference.
"You experienced the same thing that we did on the set, except we had to be funny."
It’s hard to imagine anything being funny on November 9th, but they worked through it.
“Could we have picked a worse day to come back to work? David continued. “No, you could not. But once you’re on the set, you kind of get into it. My first take was a little rough, and then the second take was like I had never left.
Part of the reason David is returning to Curb? The fans. Specifically, the ones who asked him nonstop about when the show would return to HBO.
Nice going, fans.
"It was relentless. I thought, ‘Maybe…' I started to miss it. Nothing gives me more pleasure than doing this. You’d think I would never have stopped doing it."
Though David is now 70 years old, he’s showing no signs of retirement.
And we’re prittay, prittay, prittay glad, because the world needs funny television now more than ever.