Video: Kanye West stars in a never-aired Curb Your Enthusiasm-inspired HBO comedy pilot directed by Larry Charles in 2008

In 2008, a year after debuting with his Graduation album, Kanye West and HBO did a deal to produced an untitled, hour-long pilot but HBO demanded that it be cut to 30 minutes. According to Larry Charles, Kanye West told him “I’m the black Larry David” and that he wanted his series to be similar to Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000).