Hear Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman from HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, and the late evangelist minister and broadcaster D. James Kennedy, on this edition of Fresh Air.
Jeff Garlin plays Larry David's affable best friend and agent in HBO's comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Susie Essman plays Garlin's wife and, as such, is known for her vitriol, no-nonsense attitude, and foul-mouth. Curb Your Enthusiasm begins a new season on Sunday, September 9. Garlin also wrote, directed, and stars in the new film I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.
Then, we listen back to an interview with D. James Kennedy, who died yesterday at the age of 76. He played a critical role in the rise of conservative Christianity. Kennedy founded the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Coral Ridge, Florida, and his radio and TV shows were broadcast around the world. Coral Ridge is considered a megachurch, with 10,000 members. Kennedy stated that one of his goals was to "reclaim America for Christ", closing the gap between church and state that is written into the constitution. (Original Airdate: 5/18/2005) [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2007]
I'm a huge fan of the HBO Series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm", so i was excited to find out more about two of the stars, Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman. The interview was moderately interesting. I did enjoy learning more about how the show is scripted (or, rather, NOT scripted), and I liked the story that they told about one particularly funny scene in the show. Overall, though, the interview was rather humdrum. Don't expect much, and you won't be disappointed.