Larry David Says ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Fans ‘Don’t Care About Wokeness’

Despite his seemingly liberal leanings, David doesn’t adhere to any standards or practices of P.C. comedy
Larry David Says ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Fans ‘Don’t Care About Wokeness’

Larry David said that “wokeness” was never important to the Curb Your Enthusiasm fandom, which means that Jerry Seinfeld must not watch much Curb — that guy can’t stop talking about cancel culture.

The final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm featured more overtly political messaging than the previous 11 seasons combined as Larry sparred with the absurd “election integrity” laws instituted by the state of Georgia following the controversial yet conclusive results of the 2020 presidential election. David invited politicians and prominent celebrity Democrats alike to help him flesh out the season-long plot line in which a bottle of water landed Larry in a Georgia jail cell, only for our hero to be sprung moments later in a meta joke that (almost) redeemed the Seinfeld finale

However, despite David’s descent into liberalism and the conservative side of the culture war’s subsequent efforts to establish Jerry as the brains of Seinfeld in order to discredit David, the Curb star and creator insists that he has never once felt the urge to follow politically correct comedy protocol while making the series.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, David claimed that he’s never had the personal problems that his old pal Seinfeld has with so-called “cancel culture,” seeing as Curb Your Enthusiasm watchers never bothered to partake in the cultural conversation surrounding what “can” or “can’t” be said in a sitcom. David explained, “We have our fans, and they don’t want us to be politically correct or take into account a lot of things that are going on, and they don’t care about wokeness.”

“They just want to laugh, and they’re not going to be offended by it,” David said of the Curb fandom’s aversion to political correct comedy, saying of his own opinions on wokeness, "And we don’t care either.”

Critically, David’s comments were a reaction to Seinfeld’s recent statements claiming that “the extreme left and PC crap” have killed comedy on TV, not some declaration of war against the supposed far-left censors who would try and stop David from constantly making jokes about the Ku Klux Klan, the Holocaust and whatever other atrocity tickled his fancy for a Curb Your Enthusiasm plot line that week. Considering that neither Seinfeld nor Seinfeld ever delved into subject matter nearly as touchy as that which David constantly tackled on Curb, it’s telling that David has never considered “wokeness” to be a significant obstacle.

According to David, the best way to beat the wave of “wokeness” and “cancel culture” that’s supposedly threatening comedy’s very existence is to ignore it entirely. Basically, just treat it like it’s Seinfeld’s old panel show The Marriage Ref.


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