How Larry David Earned Your Enthusiasm

From stand-up and 'Seinfeld' to 'Whatever Works,' how David has become one of the most successful names in comedy

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'It’s Garry Shandling’s Show' (1987)

Before they would go on to create arguably the two funniest series ever to air on HBO – The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm – Garry Shandling and Larry David briefly worked together on Showtime. Although David only wrote a single episode of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (and under the pseudonym Mac Barnes, at that), his contribution is significant because it marks the sole collaboration between two innovative comedic heavyweights, at a time when they were just starting to come into their own.

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