Imagine Larry David — arguably the most successful comedy writer alive today — sits down at your pitch meeting. That’s exactly what happened to the “Late Night With Seth Meyers” writers, including a very exasperated Meyers, when David dropped by the show for a hilarious sketch. The “Seinfeld” co-creator was there to promote the ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which makes its triumphant return to HBO on October 1st. The lovable misanthrope plays an exaggerated version of himself on “Curb,” and he trotted out the same character for the hilarious sketch.
When Meyers suggests introducing David to his fellow writers by having them each state their names, David interrupts with “Eh,” accompanied by a signature shrug. “Not necessary, I’m good,” he says. When Meyers shows surprise, David says what we all we wish we could in situations like that: “I’ll learn it gradually, I’m not gonna remember it anyway.”
Once he gets comfortable in his chair and suggests changing the order of the pitches, he pitches the most Larry David sketch idea ever: “It’s a segment called ‘I don’t wanna do that.’ Basically someone asks you out to dinner, and you go, ‘I don’t wanna do that, why would I do that? It’s late, I wanna go home.’ Or somebody asks you to the movies, and you go, ‘I don’t wanna do that. Are you out of your mind, go to the movies with you? I don’t even like you!'”
Watch the master at work: