Interesting stuff. Can’t say I knew a lot about Larry David other than he wrote Seinfeld and Curb your enthusiasm, and I’m not entirely sure that I know a great deal more about him as a person after watching this. Though to be honest, I don’t really care about his childhood or what his favourite colour is and stuff.
It’s more of an hour of watching David and Gervais chat on a Sofa about comedy, what they like, what they don’t, how David approaches writing and so on. It just manages to avoid the standard interview sycophancy that you get with a standard, read from the cards interview and it is clear that there is a mutual admiration for each others work.
The title and narration suggests that this is the first of a series of Gervais pottering around America meeting his “heroes” so will be interesting to see who comes next.