Larry David, known for working with Jerry Seinfeld on NBC’s “Seinfeld” and for creating HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” performed a typically awkward, self-deprecating monologue on “Saturday Night Live” that managed to joke about both the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations and concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, slammed the monologue as “offensive, insensitive and unfunny.”
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On the flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations coming out of Hollywood: “I couldn’t help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging, which is that many of the predators are Jews.”
On whether he would still have the energy to approach women in a concentration camp: “Of course, the problem is there are no good opening lines in a concentration camp: ‘How’s it going? They treating you OK? You know, if we ever get out of here, I’d like to take you out for some latkes.”
Glenn pointed out that “Seinfeld” relied on David’s acerbic sense of humor, a key part of why the show about nothing was so successful.”
The landmark sitcom was about saying “the uncomfortable, ugliest thing you could possibly say,” Glenn said. “The thing that changed television with Seinfeld was that Seinfeld was a show about people you wouldn’t like.”