Larry David made his first-ever appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” a year later than previously scheduled.
When David, 66, visited Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night, the two immediately discussed the comedian’s previous booking — which he apparently cancelled at the last minute some time last year, leaving the “Kimmel” show to scramble to fill a segment or two.
Larry’s explanation: He was on another late-night show the evening before, and he did so well, comedically speaking, that he felt he simply could not go on another late-night show the very next day and do as well. So he bailed, he explained to Kimmel on Tuesday.
It was a vintage Larry David yarn. “I can’t go back-to-back,” he told Jimmy. “I need a respite!” Larry then explained how his “no back-to-back” philosophy is applied to all sorts of social situations — including dating and sex.
The two never divulged which show Larry appeared on the night before, but it may have been Conan O’Brien’s show on TBS — where David was a guest in April 2012.
Larry was a terrific guest — loquacious, animated and hilarious. The two talked about all sorts of things that bother Larry (a long list, as his fans well know), plus Larry’s upcoming movie on HBO, “Clear History.”