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Richard Lewis talks 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' staying sober and his signature black wardrobe




If you listened to Richard Lewis 's recent podcast interview on WTF with Marc Maron, you might come away thinking he's a dark, confrontational, impossible-to-talk-to guy.

But as we found out recently, that couldn't be further from the truth. During a recent phone call, Lewis held forth amiably on a variety of topics ranging from staying sober to using the F-word to wearing black to the future of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

"I had a Curb Your Enthusiasm lunch a few weeks ago with Larry David," he said. "He just keep looking at his watch then said, 'I have to go,’’ and we had barely started to eat. I said, 'Where are you going?'’ and he said, 'I found a really good parking space and I don’t want to get a ticket.’ He left me there with the lunch and the check. So I’m sure I’ll see that on an episode. I’ve never asked him for a decade now, 'Are you coming back?’ I just don’t know. Curb is a cult show and I love that. I never wanted to be loved by the masses because I figure what kind of comic would I be? I’d be so watered down."

Lewis performs at 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Tickets are $43.50. Click here for info.

For more of Susan Thurston's interview with Richard Lewis, click here.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 11:57am]


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