Culturally, we’re obsessed with the past. Hollywood’s Golden Age, we’re constantly reminded, was the ’40s and ’50s. Rock’s glory days were the ’60s and ’70s. Not so the US sitcom. The last 10 years or so have seen Roseanne, Cybill, Ellen, Friends, Frasier, Will & Grace, Sex And The City and, of course, greatest of all, Seinfeld and The Larry Sanders Show. If it’s 30-minute bursts of nihilistic hilarity and racily paced neurosis you’re after, these are, indeed, the best of times.
You know you’re living through a flourishing period of creativity when the brains behind one of these latterday classics?step forward Larry David, co-creator and co-executive producer of Seinfeld?can, with almost insolent ease, conjure up a second bid for comic immortality. Curb Your Enthusiasm has the dark, v