“Yeah, I’m in touch with him,” Garlin said when a reporter asked if he’d spoken recently to Curb creator Larry David. “I went to see his [Broadway] show in New York and we do talk.”
So what about another season of the HBO comedy? “I certainly would love to,” Garlin said, calling David “the best guy to do an improvised show with, and it’s been such an honor.”
There are two levels to getting another season of Curb to air, the actor explained. First, there’s the “Uhhh, I got an idea, I think I’m gonna write the show – That’s Step 1,” Garlin said. Step 2 is when he’s written six or seven episodes and says, “Yeah, I’ll finish it,” Garlin continued.
“Curb is the only show in TV history that only moves forward owing to the creator’s decision based “entirely on creativity,” Garlin said. “Larry David is so goddamned rich he doesn’t have to do anything unless it’s good.”
“I don’t know if I insulted you,” Garlin said, turning to The Goldbergs creator/EP Adam Goldberg, who was onstage trying to promote his comedy series. “Larry David is better than me,” Goldberg said in front of a room full of journalists, which was rather sad. Garlin appeared to try to make amends and throw Goldberg a compliment when he said, “As much as I wanted to do” Goldberg’s show, it was “non-negotiable that Curb be his his first position. I have to be able to do more Curb. You don’t want to be the one that kills [Curb], and I’m hoping we do more. I’d say there’s a decent chance” there will be more episodes.
“51%,” Garlin speculated.
That made the journalists happy.