As outrageous as ever, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" returned to HBO on Sunday night after six long years off the air.
In the Season 9 premiere, "Foisted!" Larry David goes on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to promote his latest project, "Fatwa! The Musical," inspired by the years that author Salman Rushdie spent in hiding after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for his death.
In a highly meta twist, the show's fictional ayatollah issues a fatwa on Larry for writing a musical about the real fatwa, kicking off what will be a season-long arc about our misanthropic protagonist's brush with fundamentalism.
As Jason Aldean was performing on the main stage, a burst of weapons fire disrupted the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Officials reported more than 50 dead and at least 406 injured.
J.B. Smoove has become such a favorite of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fans, it’s easy to forget that his character, Leon Black, Larry David’s eminently quotable sidekick/seemingly permanent houseguest, joined the HBO series only in Season 6.
For those who’ve missed Leon’s colorful insight during the show’s six-year absence, Smoove has a new book written in the voice of his character, “Leon Black: The Philosophy of a Fool.” He also returns in “Curb’s” long-awaited ninth season, which premieres Sunday night.
We recently caught up with Smoove, looking dapper in a fedora as he discussed Leon’s unique rapport with Larry and the sequence of events that led to getting cast on “Curb.”