Saturday Night Live is looking pretty…pretty good heading into the start of the holiday season.
Larry David is returning to host SNL for the second time, when the show returns live on November 4. The Curb Your Enthusiasm star and current master of the foist was a writer for the show in 1984-1985, though only one of his sketches made it to air that season.
Larry David quit SNL due to sketches being cut
David’s frustration during his time at ’80s SNL would eventually pay off, though, in comedy gold. Unhappy in his role, David quit in a huff on a Friday: “One night before the show, another sketch of mine was cut. At 11:25, five minutes before the show was to start, I had enough. […] Dick [Ebersol] was sitting in the chair, the director’s chair, and he had headphones on, and I marched over to him, and I said, “This f*cking show stinks! It stinks! It’s sh*t! I’m done! I’m gone! F*ck this! I’m out!” […] I’m walking home in the freezing cold—couldn’t get a cab—and I’m starting to compute how much money I cost myself.”
Thanks to advice from his neighbor Kenny Kramer (yes, the real Kramer!), Larry David then pulled off the ultimate switcheroo: He returned to work the following Monday, pretending like it’d never happened! He later mined the event for a classic season two episode of Seinfeld, “The Revenge.”
Come November 4, Larry David will be taking over the reins at SNL once again and certainly getting more than one sketch to air. (Easy money’s on another appearance of his brilliant Bernie Sanders impression!)