Color-Me-In: There’s Something About Larry

Larry David, born Lawrence, is a famous comedian, possibly one of the most famous. There are people out there who don’t like him, people that I will never understand. Although Larry pretty clearly doesn’t love women, I can take it, because he doesn’t love anyone.

For some people, including myself, watching shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm are less wacky than they are representations of people we know and may be related to. (In fact, Larry was born where my family grew up, where I visited my Grandmother as a child, in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NYC.) But why would that be funny? Well, everyone in my family is funny, too funny. I wish that I were the funniest, but I am not, especially when they are all together.

In any case it’s Larry’s birthday. Larry is a great Jewish comedian, an Emmy award winner, and a living stereotype. Larry is my hero. Larry is my nightmare. Larry is what I expect to be in 20 more years. Larry is what I fear I already am. Color him in.

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