JTA spoke to Essman, who noted she is a proud new bubbe, about the show’s longevity and Jewishness, as well as her views on “cancel culture” in comedy.
The episode offered a case study in why “Curb” has been called “the most Jewish comedy show ever” and suggests that Larry David, its writer, producer and star, has no intention of ceding that mantle.
HBO announced in June 2020 that it was renewing the series, but did not announce a debut date because of delays related to the coronavirus pandemic.
While the delivery was lighthearted, the message was clear. David, 72, wanted to remind those not taking these precautions seriously that they are inadvertently hurting the elderly.
Minaj cited Larry David as an inspiration in a report by Variety.