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Is Larry David still funny?

The comedy writer hasn’t changed—but the world around him has. Does the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm come off?

By Lucinda Smyth  

Bob Einstein, J.B. Smoove and Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Photo: HBO

After a six-year gap, this autumn saw the return of long-running HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. (The finale airs at 10pm on Sunday on Sky Atlantic in the UK). The programme follows Larry David, comedian and co-creator of 1990s television series Seinfeld, playing a fictionalised version of himself as a semi-retired screenwriter in LA.

Now in its ninth and possibly final season, the hiatus makes the series unusual (each previous season…

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