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: "Bald asshole?" That's a hate crime. We consider ourselves to be a group.
Police Officer: I'm bald and I'm not offended.
Larry: With all due respect, Officer Berg, you are not bald. You've chosen to shave your hair and that's a look you're cultivating in order to look fashionable, but we don't really consider you part of the bald community... with all due respect

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