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Larry David Just Shelved His Own Documentary Before It Aired

Larry David
Photo by David Hume Kennerly/ Getty
Matthew Belloni
March 1, 2022

If you’re a Larry David fan, like I am, you’re probably looking forward to The Larry David Story, a two-part documentary that was announced a few weeks ago and scheduled to debut tonight on HBO and HBO Max. The project, from director and past David collaborator Larry Charles, features a long interview with L.D. in which he chronicles his early career as a struggling stand-up comic, co-creating Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld, and becoming an unlikely television star as the creator and misanthropic lead of the long-running hit HBO show, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Alas, in perhaps the most Larry David move ever, I’m told David has pulled his own documentary on the eve of its premiere. Turns out he didn’t love it, so he wants it re-done, and it’s been shelved indefinitely, according to sources. HBO acknowledged the move in a tweet. A rep for David did not immediately comment.