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J.B. Smoove on the future of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

December 8, 2011 | 11:26 am

J.B. Smoove on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

The name J.B. Smoove may not ring a bell, but if you watch "Curb Your Enthusiasm," you'll know him as Leon Black, Larry David's houseguest-who-wouldn't-leave. Smoove (who has written for "Saturday Night Live" and has appeared in "Pootie Tang" and "Everybody Hates Chris") pops up in two new movies this month: the Jonah Hill vehicle "The Sitter" and Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo."

In his Los Angeles Times interview today, he talks about how he got his name and working without a script on "Curb": "A lot of things you can't get on paper. Some things only happen one time. On 'Curb,' I go for the jugular vein every time."

And what about another season of the HBO series? Smoove says, "I tried to get it out of Larry. He's still trying to lay it out. I think personally he should do an even 100 episodes. Right now he's at 80. People would say, 'Eighty? What happened?' Something must have happened if you do 80. If we do 100, it looks great in a box."

There's more of Smoove's interview here.


Q&A with 'Curb Your Enthuisasm' star Jeff Garlin

Larry David talks about putting 'Seinfeld' back together for 'Curb'

Photo: J.B. Smoove. Credit: Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times.