Larry David Tells Kimmel Why He Bailed on Show Last Year: Watch

by | July 31, 2013 at 1:47 PM | Jimmy Kimmel Live!, TV News

Larry David on the "Kimmel" show Tuesday night (Photo: ABC)

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.

Watch Larry explain this sudden cancellation to Jimmy on “JKL”:

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.”

Watch the rest of Larry David’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in three parts: