Larry David mines divorce for material for his TV show.From The Associate Press
By Jake Coyle
NEW YORK — In the exaggerated mirror to Larry David's life that is "Curb Your Enthusiasm," even the comedian's own divorce is fodder for comedy.
Sunday night's episode of the HBO show was a classic case of art imitating life with the announcement by David's fictional spouse, played by Cheryl Hines, that she was leaving. It was just in June that David and his real-life wife, Laurie David, separated after 14 years of marriage.
The real-life divorce was filed by Laurie David, citing "irreconcilable differences." Their spokesman has called the split "very amicable." On "Curb," the breakup was set off when Cheryl called hysterically from a potentially crashing airplane. Larry told her to "call back in 10 minutes" because he was having their Tivo fixed by a cable guy.
Safe but still rattled, Cheryl returned to declare: "I'm leaving, Larry. I can't do this anymore."
Oh, Larry David, you kill us. We’ve always been under the impression that George Costanza was a caricature of Larry David. That character later became a caricature of the earlier Costanza (CantStandYa). We wonder if Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry (originally a caricature of Larry David) is now making Larry David (the person) more and more like the character from the show? It seems like this snowballing effect can happen to any reality TV guy (anyone remember The Miz from the Real World?). Hopefully, this won’t hamstring future Larry David projects and relationships.
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