Larry David has admitted he can’t understand the enduring appeal of his hit comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The star fronts the hit HBO TV series, which debuted in 1999 and follows a fictionalized version of the star and his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles.
But speaking to GQ U.S. magazine, the star confessed he’s baffled when addressing the success of the series.
“I really don’t get (the enduring appeal), other than- and it’s not very profound, it’s funny,” he said. “And when something’s funny. People like it.”
Musing on his ambitions going forward, the star, 72, confessed he’d like to return to standup comedy, because “it’s always been somewhat unresolved in my head… that I didn’t do it the “right way.’
“I used to think, when I was younger, that this was what I was meant to do. That this was my calling, stand-up,” he admitted. “I guess it still kind of bothers me that I haven’t conquered the form the way I thought I would.”
Season 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm premiered on 19 January.