Larry David and the pure television magic that is Curb Your Enthusiasm returned to HBO on Sunday and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect if you ask me. I had just arrived home last night from an amazing wedding of one of my favorite friends on the planet and sat down to watch the premiere episode of Curb with one of my other amazing friends who had watched my place while I was gone for the weekend. Of course, the episode as amazing as Curb always is, and I remember thinking to myself after watching the episode, “man, life is pretty good right now.” Then I turned on the news before I went to bed and experienced the same utter shock and disbelief as everyone else in the world as I watched the events of the Las Vegas shooting unfold before my very eyes.
It literally brought me to tears, and that’s when it occurred to me this morning that HBO’s campaign for Season 9 of Curb was entitled “Larry David is the Hero We Need” and this could not be more appropriate after one of the worst tragedies in the history of our country. We could all use a little laughter this morning as we wake up and once again try and make sense of what happened yesterday. Thankfully, people like Larry David and the amazing entertainment he continues to make are there for us when we need a break to remind us that there’s still so much beauty and laughter in the world. The world can, and always will be, “pretty, pretty, pretty good” if we remember to treat each other with kindness and check in with our pal, Larry ever now and then.