Like an aged towel, Larry David’s CURB is still better than the new fluffy towels on the market. There’s MYTHIC QUEST gross-out comedy and RICK AND MORTY meta-jokes. But with CURB, the creators continue to prove that every slight annoyance in life appearing to be nothing is actually something.
This week’s episode revolves around Larry and Jeff attempting to cast their TV show, YOUNG LARRY, with Netflix. That adventure takes them to meet Dylan O’Brien (playing himself) at a nightclub where there isn’t a place to sit. If that wasn’t enough, the show also meticulously weaves a subplot with a Greek dentist, an affair, and a dog named Angel Muffin. That’s a TON of plot for thirty-five minutes of comedy. Yet, each plot point “arrives” in time for its comedic “appointment” without lying.
For me, this episode is a bit better than last week. Not because it’s funnier, but due to how difficult it’s to pull off all the nuanced plot points that come to curse Larry by the end credits.
As season eleven of CURB goes on and I learn new credo’s like, “pee before you leave,” I’ll continue to watch. I’ll also be sure I don’t stuff tissues in my ears to block out any comedy gold weekly on HBO Max.