The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for its ninth season Oct. 1 after a six-year hiatus. Larry David, 70, will be back as a semifictionalized version of himself in an unsparing, over-the-top cheeky depiction of his life.
After six years away, why come back? Why not? I don’t really miss things or people that much. But I was missing it. And I got tired of people asking me, “Is the show coming back?” I couldn’t face that question anymore, and I wasn’t ready to say, “No, never.”
Why did you stop doing the show initially? I like to quit things. It’s a very satisfying thing, quitting. Did you ever go up to a boss and say, “I’m done. I’ve had it. Go to hell”? It’s fun.
Was it difficult getting back into the groove?
I had trouble the first take, and I thought, Jeez, I’ve lost it. How am I going to do this?
On an upcoming episode of Finding Your Roots, you discover that you are related to Bernie Sanders, whom you had played so well on Saturday NightLive. I love Bernie. I thought there must have been some connection, you know? He’s probably some distant cousin, maybe a third cousin or something. I’m sure everybody’s curious about their roots. I am human, so I thought that it would be interesting to find out who my ancestors were.
Who’ll be his guest stars this season on Curb Your Enthusiasm? Go to Parade.com/david to find out.