After the LD one-one-one, I dial up the three executive producers of “Curb,” who also serve as the writers of the show –- the same exact roles they happened to share in one form or another for the last four seasons of “Seinfeld.” I’m referring to David Mandel, Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer, who phoned in from the New York City location of their latest project: “The Dictator,” the next film from none other than Borat himself, Sacha Baron Cohen. So, in other words, over the last 15 years, Jeff, Alec and David have only collaborated with and provided the words/stories for Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Sacha Baron Cohen. As the great Jack Walsh once said: That’s a pretty respectable neighborhood.
Needless to say, I plumb the comic depths with this trio and do my best to pull back what goes on behind the comedy curtain in order to create such iconic pop culture greatness. This portion of the podcast is a particular piece of candy for the “Seinfeld” fanatic. Want to know who was the inspiration for the “Man Hands” episode? How about the origin of the first name of “Jacopo” for the J. Peterman character? What is it like to pitch an idea to Larry David? Or Seinfeld? How in the world do they come up with this stuff anyway? All of that –- including a fantastic story about what happened the one time that Seinfeld himself stopped in and ordered from the original “Soup Nazi” -– can be found in this all-timer of a segment.
Download: The Curb Podcast: Writers only segment
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Check out these behind-the-scenes photos as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David and the rest of the cast visit the NFL Network set for “The Rich Eisen Podcast.”