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Jeff Garlin, Soho Theatre

Jeff Garlin, Soho Theatre

Fat-guy jokes but the American is light on the punchlines

Jeff Garlin: The American comic likens his sugar craving to heroin addiction

It must be the beautiful British weather that has attracted a bunch of American comics to UK shores recently. Just before Las Vegas legend Rita Rudner starts a short season at the Leicester Square Theatre in London and hot on the heels of his Curb Your Enthusiasm sometime colleague Jerry Seinfeld (who recently did one night at the O2 in Greenwich and of whom more later) comes Jeff Garlin. He plays “fat fuck” Jeff, Larry David’s agent in the HBO sitcom, which, I’m delighted to report, returns in a new season on the BBC later this summer.

It must be the beautiful British weather that has attracted a bunch of American comics to UK shores recently. Just before Las Vegas legend Rita Rudner starts a short season at the Leicester Square Theatre in London and hot on the heels of his Curb Your Enthusiasm sometime colleague Jerry Seinfeld (who recently did one night at the O2 in Greenwich and of whom more later) comes Jeff Garlin. He plays “fat fuck” Jeff, Larry David’s agent in the HBO sitcom, which, I’m delighted to report, returns in a new season on the BBC later this summer.

There are some corking starting points to Garlin’s anecdotes but they fade into “and that was that” endings

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Garlin is a good fit in Curb, but as a stand-up he has always been weak. I likes to fancy himself as a comic's comic, but I aside from Larry David and a few others he isn't considered one here in the USA.

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