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Can we call it a "Jewish accent" rather than, say, a "New York accent"?

Why Linguists are Fascinated by the American Jewish Accent
Intonation, pitch, phrasing, cadence, conversational style and behavor patterns, use of non-English words and locally-specific references (and so much more) all combine to produce what we call the American Jewish Accent. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Sep 29, 2016 - 79 comments

I once got Happy New Yeared in March!

Kevin Pollak interviews Larry David on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. [1:37:15] [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Apr 5, 2014 - 5 comments

The longform.com guide to standup

The longform.com guide to standup. Not a ranking, but rather a collection of links to long form articles about some legendary stand-up comedians. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 27, 2013 - 6 comments

"It's a miracle we ever got any work done, because no one can waste time like you and me"

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld
posted by beisny on Jul 22, 2012 - 89 comments

Richard Yates and Larry David

Revolutionary Road author Richard Yates was the inspiration for the character Alton Benes, Elaine's father, in the memorable Seinfeld episode The Jacket. The backstory to this episode as well as details about Yate's complex relationship with David Milch are discussed here. [more inside]
posted by beisny on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 comments

Find the enemy, attack him, invade his land, raise hell while you’re at it.

Historically famous men and their use of pocket notebooks (spread over two pages).
posted by gman on Sep 13, 2010 - 31 comments


Last year Ricky Gervais hosted a short series of informal interviews with three of his comedy heroes for the UK's Channel 4. His 5-part meeting with Larry David (Part 2 - 3 - 4 - 5) is an amazingly candid and entertaining look at geniuses discussing comedy. Also available: Gervais sitdowns with Christopher Guest and Garry Shandling, equally good (YouTube, natch, via BigScreenLittleScreen)
posted by skammer on Jan 26, 2007 - 28 comments

Double Feature: An American History Test & "The Paula Principle"

Double Feature: An American History Test & "The Paula Principle" Larry David's experiment in web animation may be somewhat disappointing, coming from Seinfeld's funniest writer, but the Voting Booth Test that precedes it, about American presidential antics, is funny, informative, brilliantly presented and...damn difficult! At least for us poor foreigners...[Needs Shockwave or Flash or something. Just click on Play to get to the voting booth.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 29, 2002 - 7 comments

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