Friday, April 19, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Announces “Farewell Tour,” Gets COVID in Rare Acting Job on Penultimate “Curb Your Enthusiasm”


Bruce Springsteen made a rare appearance as an actor in a TV series last night.

He appeared on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as himself, or a version of himself. Larry David’s manager, Jeff, says Bruce wants to meet him before his upcoming shows in Los Angeles. (The shows are real, by the way.)

“Springteen” says he’s on his “farewell tour” — which in real life isn’t true. He also gets COVID from Larry, and is tortured in the process by David/

Bruce is the best part of a lackluster episode, like most of this final season. “Curb” ends this Sunday on HBO after 12 seasons over 22 years.

Bruce has appeared otherwise in one episode of his friend, Stevie van Zandt’s, “Lilyhammer,” and as himself in one minor movie. He acquits himself pretty, pretty, pretty well!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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