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: 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