Playing himself, Richard Lewis is a stand-up comedian who is neurotic, self-loathing, and a recovering alcoholic on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

He is one of Larry's oldest and closest friends, both having moved from New York City to Los Angeles to pursue their comedy careers.

Despite this, Richard Lewis' relationship with Larry is often volatile.

Richard Lewis Quotes

Richard: How can you not help a blind man?
Larry: How can you say "blind man" in front of a blind man?

Larry: They're not breasts; they're just big, chemical balls.
Richard: You can tell they're fake?
Larry: I can take a guess

Curb Your Enthusiasm Quotes

Larry: I think I am just going to get a Cobb Salad. I'd like to make a few substitutions, if that's OK. I'll get... no bacon. No eggs. Bleu cheese on the side.
Cliff Cobb: Are you sure you want a Cobb Salad? Do you do that every time you order that salad?
Larry: Do you have a problem with it?
Cliff Cobb: It's my grandfather's salad. I'm a Cobb of Cobb salad fame.
Larry: I think that this is a real bullshit story

Larry: Who do you think has more freedom: the married man in America or the single man in Communist China?