Larry David Reveals Why He’s Really Ending ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

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During an “exit interview” Sunday Today with Willie Geist before Sunday night’s series finale curb Your EnthusiasmLarry David shared his best explanation yet for why he’s ending his iconic HBO series after 12 seasons and nearly 25 years.

Asked by Geist, who played himself in an episode during the final season, whether there was “even an ounce of emotion” with saying goodbye, David naturally hesitated.

“Maybe a piece, a little piece,” David allowed. “I’m too old now to be on camera every week, to act the way I behave on the show. How can I keep doing this? this is insane! I could do this in my 50’s, 60’s and mid 70’s. I’m not going to act like this in the 80s!”

Later in the interview, David also touched on the recent death of his co-star and lifelong friend Richard Lewis. “He was the sweetest boy. It’s very hard to believe he’s not here,” he said. “Actually, I talk to him, because I feel like he’s watching me. And I tell him, ‘Hey, leave me alone, stay away I have a lot of work to do.’ I loved him, it’s a huge loss.”

Finally, Geist wanted to know if David thought there was “any chance.” curb May continue after Sunday night’s conclusion. His reaction? “no chance.”

David has remained tight-lipped on what fans can expect from the series finale. But HBO teased an appearance from his old friend Jerry Seinfeld on Sunday.

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