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Susie Essman Says the Real Larry David Isn't Actually a Pain to Work With (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 11th 2011 2:10PM
Susie Essman talks about Larry David and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' on 'Today'Shockingly, the real-life Susie Essman said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that the real-life Larry David isn't nearly as much of a pain in the butt as his character on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' This, despite the fact that the show's annual renewal hinges on David deciding he wants to come back for another season. But Essman is willing to cut 'Curb's' creative genius a little slack on that front.

"You know what, he's really not [a pain]," said Essman. "He's the one that has to come up with these outlines and he's the one that has to do all the work, so he has to decide [to continue the show]." That puzzled Gifford. "How long could it take?" she said, citing a clip where David and Essman argue about dinner. "Larry walks in with a piece of bread and she's unhappy."

Essman said the show was more complicated than that, involving interweaving storylines. She also mentioned guest stars in upcoming episodes like Ricky Gervais, Samantha Mathis, Michael J. Fox, and Rosie O'Donnell. If David were that big a pain, why would everyone be lining up to work with him? "It's the most fun I've ever had in my entire life, except ... other things," said Essman, in a very 'Curb' appropriate backhanded compliment.


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Marga

Susie Essman u r fantastic - thanks for all the laughs - great show!

August 12 2011 at 6:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
graemehunter

Sounds like Stockholm syndrome to me

August 12 2011 at 6:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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