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Ben Shenkman

Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen

Larry David's play 'Fish in the Dark' thinks too small-screen

It's the pesky little things that make up Larry David's infinitely expandable comic universe. All those petty grievances and minor disputes, the slights and slips, the miscues and forced apologies — so flustering in our own lives, so hilarious in his. The worldview is simple — to exist is to be vexed. From this formula, David has spun his television immortality, both as a co-creator of "Seinfeld" and as the nutty force behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm," in which he plays a version of himself wending his way through various banal purgatories. This gift for stringing together minuscule moments of frustration and fury — of making half-hour...

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