Revisiting Matthew Garrahan’s Favorite FT Lunch

ShutterstockLarryDavidDumDumberToDuring a recent “60-Second Interview” with Capital New York, Financial Times global media editor Matthew Garrahan was asked to recall his favorite contribution to the paper’s ongoing “Lunch” interview series. His answer: Larry David, circa 2012.

Although Garrhan cited David’s reluctance to do the interview as the main reason it sticks in his memory, the comedian’s concocted fake alibi turns out to be a bit of a disappointment. However, this subsequent tidbit from the Curb curmudgeon more than makes up for it:

He reached his lowest ebb – “my nadir” – when doing stand-up in New York in the 1980s. He was beloved by other comedians but didn’t have a great rapport with the audience: one night he took a look at the crowd at the start of his performance and said, “Forget it,” before storming off. It was a tough time.

“I didn’t have any money, I didn’t have a girlfriend. I had no future, so I actually looked at places on the street where I might bed down.” He found, he says, a spot on 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. “It had a heating duct coming down. There was like an indent on the sidewalk. You could put a couch in there if you wanted. There was blast from the heating vent that came down. I made a note of it and I thought, ‘This could be my spot.’”

If that isn’t already on the TMZ NYC tour, it needs be added. Read the rest of the David FT lunch piece here.

[Photo of David at November 2014 premiere of Dumb and Dumber To: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock.com]

Previously on FishbowlNY:
The FishbowlNY 60-Second Interview with Joe Pompeo