My A to Z challenge is to explore the lives of people finding success later in their life. L is for Larry David.
– David has a bachelor’s degree in History and Business Administration.
– His daughters were Hannah Montana fans. David and his daughter appeared on the show as themselves in one episode. All parents have a job which gives their kids perks. His kids got on his favorite show. My mom worked at the post office and I got to stamp Return To Sender on my arm.
Route to Success:
– Started out as a stand-up comedian then became a writer for Fridays and Saturday Night Live. His year at SNL was not the best and he only got one sketch on air.
– In 1988, David and Jerry Seinfeld created a pilot called The Seinfeld Chronicles. He wrote 62 episodes of Seinfeld.
– HBO aired a 1-hour special, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm in 1999. The following year it became the popular series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. It is unique in it is improvised from a story outline only several pages long.
My Take Away:
If I got on SNL, I would be so excited and think “Yes! I’ve made it!” But if my short tenure there was unsuccessful and disappointing, I would be discouraged. David kept going and his next project became on the of the most successful shows in TV history. I need his persistence.