The first word’s out of comedy legend Larry David’s mouth in the trailer for his new documentary, The Larry David Story, are frankly shocking.
“I never thought of myself as being funny,” David says. Come again?
The genius behind Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm and myriad more hilarious works is perhaps least attention-interested comedian in Hollywood. He’s often shied away from sharing his personal experiences in life, but after a dozen awards and over 30 years of leaving his mark on American television, he’s finally ready to step into the hot seat.
Longtime collaborator and director Larry Charles will examine “the real Larry” and trace his journey from unsure comedian to Hollywood hero. Here’s the documentary’s description:
For over three decades, award-winning producer/writer/comedian Larry David has been one of TV’s defining talents. Now, this insightful two-part documentary finds the 74-year-old sitting down with friend/director Larry Charles for a peek behind the proverbial curtain, as David gets candid about his personal and professional highs and lows, from his humble beginnings as an unfunny Brooklyn kid to becoming America’s favorite misanthrope. In between reflecting on his bumpy road to success – and hit series Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm – David shares his thoughts on everything from metaphysics to parenthood. Genuine, hilarious, and eye-opening, The Larry David Story shines a new light on the infamous cynic who remains a singular voice in comedy today.
In the trailer, David insists that the man in Curb is not truly him. So who exactly is Larry David? We’ll find out when the first part of the documentary drops on HBO Max on March 1.