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    Curb Your Enthusiasm - the cast

    Larry David (creator of Seinfeld) plays himself.

    From HBO.com
    Said Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman of David: "Larry is very in tune with his own deepest, darkest, most embarrassing thoughts -- and he's utterly unabashed about sharing them." Indeed, since starting out on the NY comedy-club scene, the Brooklyn native's dry, off-kilter sensibility has been found in his writing as well as his (more infrequent) acting. In 1999 David wrote and starred in "Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm", a one-hour special for HBO which spawned the critically acclaimed HBO series the following year. The second season was nominated for an "Outstanding Comedy Series" Emmy® and the show's third season premieres September 15 at 10pm ET/PT.

    David was a writer and performer on ABC's late night comedy series "Fridays" from 1980-82. (Seinfeld regular Michael Richards was also a regular on the series.) He wrote for Saturday Night Live during the 1982-83 season, and claims that only one of his sketches ever made it onto the broadcasted shows. (A slyly aborted walk-out by him was later the inspiration for the Seinfeld episode in which George quit his job and then returned as if nothing happened!) In 1983, he acted in two films: Henry Jaglom's "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" and "Second Thoughts." He played a "communist neighbor" in Woody Allen's "Radio Days" (1987) and also acted (playing a theater manager) in the Allen-directed segment of the 1989 "New York Stories" anthology.

    The next year Larry David co-created (with Jerry Seinfeld) one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, "Seinfeld." David wrote for that series from 1990-96 and returned to write the series finale in 1998. (David also did a few uncredited appearances during show's run, including loaning his voice for certain off-screen characters.) David was Emmy®-nominated seven times for his writing on "Seinfeld", and won in 1993 ("Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series") for the now classic episode "The Contest." He also shared an Emmy® in 1993 for "Outstanding Comedy Series". (He has shared a nomination for this award six times.) In 1994 David shared a PGA Golden Laurel Award with Jerry Seinfeld for "Most Promising Producer in Television".

    Afer leaving "Seinfeld" in 1996, David wrote and directed the 1998 feature "Sour Grapes", starring Steven Weber and Craig Bierko.

    In 1999 Larry David received an "AFI Star Award" at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.


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    Cheryl Hines is Cheryl David. (and she's my favorite on the show - quite hysterical)

    From HBO.com
    Cheryl Hines is a series regular on HBO's critically acclaimed, Emmy®-nominated show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the brainchild of Larry David, co-creator of "Seinfeld." As a member of The Groundlings Theater, Cheryl has spent much of the last two years writing and performing sketch and improvisational comedy. This experience makes her feel very at home with the improvised dialogue format of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Although she is often cast in "pretty girl" roles, anyone who has seen her onstage wearing a wig cap during her "One Woman Show' sketch knows that she would rather be funny than pretty. The Los Angeles Times wrote "And, in her hilarious 'One Woman Show,' Cheryl Hines portrays a surreally untalented solo performer at her self-indulgent worst -- a laugh riot for anyone who has ever suffered through the real thing." Variety concurred with their review, stating, "Cheryl Hines' 'One Woman Show' offers up five of the funniest minutes in any theater anywhere... you will want to watch her onstage for three hours."

    A native of Florida, Cheryl earned her Bachelor's degree in radio and television before moving to Los Angeles, where she has been successfully pursuing a career as an actress. Cheryl's numerous television roles have included appearances on shows such as "Friends," "Suddenly Susan," "The Wayans Brothers" and "Oh, Baby." She starred in the independent feature film "Cheap Curry and Calculus" and she has had principal roles in many live theater productions. Although many fans have revered Cheryl's dramatic performances in "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Swamp Thing," Cheryl modestly dismisses these roles as "crap."
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    Jeff Garlin is Jeff Greene - Larry's best friend on the show.

    Comedian Jeff Garlin has a style of comedy that has much in common with the comedians of the '60s and early-'70s (among them, Shelley Berman, Mort Sahl, Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor). Garlin tells stories, exploring his personal foibles and exposing his innermost secrets for all to hear.

    On television, Garlin co-stars and executive produces the critically-acclaimed HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The show stars the creator of "Seinfeld", Larry David, and recently won the 2001 AFI Comedy Series of the Year Award. Jeff spent three seasons on NBC's "Mad About You" in the role of "Marvin." Jeff has had his own HBO half-hour special. As a director he has directed both Jon Stewart ("Unleavened") and Denis Leary ("Lock-n-Load") in their HBO specials. Jeff has also directed "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

    Jeff appears in the Steven Soderbergh film "Full Frontal" which stars Julia Roberts and David Duchovny, and "Daddy Day Care" with Eddie Murphy. Jeff has a variety of TV and film appearances to his credit as an actor and a stand-up, including "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me", "Bounce", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

    Born and raised in Chicago and then South Florida, Garlin studied filmmaking and began performing stand-up comedy while at the University of Miami. He has toured the country as a stand-up, is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and has written and starred in three critically acclaimed solo shows ("I want Someone to Eat Cheese With", "Uncomplicated", and "Concentrated").

    Jeff's hobbies include eating puddin' and taking naps.
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    Regarding editing reality TV: "You can't edit IN a bad personality." ("Cali"-11/02)
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    I just love these people - this show needs to be promoted!
    "They can only edit what you give them. They cannot manufacture a fictional character out of thin air." (Bill Rancic - 4/04)
    Regarding editing reality TV: "You can't edit IN a bad personality." ("Cali"-11/02)
    BB8 - A "conveyor belt of human garbage." ("Pono" - 9/07)

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    Bumping this thread up again because they are showing reruns on HBO and I think this is just one of the most hysterical shows on TV.

    We caught it last season, but I think it was on a season or 2 before that so there are lots of reruns for us to catch.

    We watched one called "The Bracelet" on Friday and it was so damn funny.

    If you even remotely are a fan of Seinfeld, you will love this show that is about the guy that created it. It's great.
    "They can only edit what you give them. They cannot manufacture a fictional character out of thin air." (Bill Rancic - 4/04)
    Regarding editing reality TV: "You can't edit IN a bad personality." ("Cali"-11/02)
    BB8 - A "conveyor belt of human garbage." ("Pono" - 9/07)

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