WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Former President Barack Obama had to trim the guestlist for his lavish 60th birthday party after a spike in coronavirus cases.
- Apparently those who were disinvited were anywhere from unbothered to very bothered — except for Larry David.
- The comedian was worried Obama’s assistant had reached out to ask him to perform at the event, and when he learned that he was merely disinvited, he “was so relieved, I screamed, ‘Thank you! Thank you!'”
Cue up the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” theme song.
Former President Barack Obama had to scale down his 60th birthday bash earlier this month. Many were disappointed to be disinvited—except for one: “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David.
Obama’s birthday bash was on Martha’s Vineyard and was set to be quite the lavish affair with hundreds of guests.
Apparently, the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star thought Obama’s assistant was trying to get a hold of him to request a performance at the star-studded event. He went into a tizzy worrying over what sort of routine he could throw together in three days.
Luckily, the former commander-in-chief’s assistant was just trying to let David know he didn’t make the cut for the reduced guestlist.
“I was pretty glum when I finally called back his assistant,” David said.
“When he told me I was eighty-sixed from the party, I was so relieved, I screamed, ‘Thank you! Thank you!’ He must have thought I was insane. Then I hung up the phone, poured myself a drink and finished my crossword puzzle.”
Stephen Colbert was also among the uninvited. The “Tonight Show” host joked that the former president had to limit the guest list to “only his closest Beyoncés.”
Perhaps we’ll see a version of this on the next season of “Curb.”
Source: New York Times