Larry David Asks Jerry Seinfeld, “Was I Really A Writer On SNL?” On ‘SNL 40’
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David earned big laughs with their bit during the Seinfeld-hosted Audience Q&A bit of SNL 40.
Jerry Seinfeld And Larry David Banter During SNL 40
After making jokes about Brian Williams and fielding questions from Michael Douglas and James Franco, Seinfeld turned it over to David and the two looked back fondly on their success post-SNL. David wrote for Saturday Night Live for just one season, 1984-1985, before leaving and becoming executive producer of Seinfeld, and later the star of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
“Was I really a writer on Saturday Night Live?” David asked Seinfeld.
Seinfeld returned to David at the end of the Q&A, asking if he was going to the after party. “No,” David deadpanned.
Other highlights included a short cameo from Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson and Sarah Palin asking, “How much do you think Lorne Micheals would pay me if I were to run in 2016?”
“Run for President? Sarah, I don’t think there’s a number too big,” Seinfeld answered.
Palin’s response: “Okay, just hypothetically then, what if I were to choose Donald Trump as my running mate?”
Twitter Loves Larry David And Jerry Seinfeld
Last night proved what I have come to believe: Larry David is the funniest person on the planet. #SNL40
— Peter Anthony (@peterisfunny) February 16, 2015
I’d be more than okay with the rest of SNL just being Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld on stage catching up with each other.
— Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) February 16, 2015
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 16, 2015