5 clips of Larry David "acting": Or, what we can expect from the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star's Broadway debut

His Broadway play "Fish in the Dark" opens in March

Published August 7, 2014 4:00PM (EDT)

Larry David     (AP/Chris Pizzello)
Larry David (AP/Chris Pizzello)

Larry David, the comedian whose petty neuroticism has fueled two generations of influential comedy, is heading to Broadway on March 5. The New York Times reports that David has written and will act in his first stage play, “Fish in the Dark," which is about "a death in the family." David, who admits that "I'm not even really an actor," will nonetheless play “somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name."

There are few other details about the play (though rumors of Jerry Seinfeld's participation have been dismissed), and David's acolytes are wondering: What will a live performance put on by David, starring David, look like? The best indicator, of course, is a review of some of David's past performances -- both candid, on film, and in TV. Here are 5 clips that show us what it might be like to see Larry David "acting":

He'll deliver the line "fuckin' asshole" with crushing gravitas:

The insults he lobs at other characters will rival Shakespeare's:

And his stare-downs will be epic:

Here he is playing "Boris," a retired quantum physicist and divorced chess teacher in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works." It is at once very unconvincing and very charming:

In other words, this play can't not be great:

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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