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Larry David: A comedian out of his depth and out of his time?

  • David’s controversial SNL monologue and a string of disappointing Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes seem to show that he’s either out of touch with the times or just lazy, says Melanie McFarland. While David's HBO series was off for the past six years, newer “cringe” shows like Broad City, Girls and Difficult People “stepped in to fill the void, while modernizing and molding the discomfort in which David trades to suit current sensibilities,” says McFarland. “Its characters, like David’s Larry, thrill viewers with comedy that springs from a stunning lack of awareness and utter selfishness. Unlike Larry, they all live in the world the majority of its audience shares.”

    TOPICS: HBO, Broad City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Difficult People, Girls, Saturday Night Live, Larry David