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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Standup Comedy (1974-1979)

After graduating college and serving in the National Guard, young Larry David struggled while working a slew of odd jobs around New York City. It wasn’t until 1974 that he performed at his first open mic night in Greenwich Village; at the time, he lived in an apartment across the hall from an intrusive neighbor named Kenny Kramer who would eventually prove to be an important inspiration. David also spent a lot of his time with a fellow up-and-coming standup by the name of Jerry Seinfeld.

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