As a director, Winnipeg born David Steinberg has directed many episodes of Friends, Newhart, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Designing Women, which he also executive produced and most recently the hit series Weeds and Curb Your Enthusiasm for HBO. His work on Seinfeld and Mad About You and Curb Your Enthusiam earned him several DGA and Emmy Awards and nominations.
As a comedian, Steinberg, whom The New York Times has called a cross between Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce, is second only to Bob Hope in Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show guest appearances. He began his comedy career with Second City and influenced the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, John Candy and others who followed him there. From there he graduated to Broadway, starring with Elliot Gould in Jules Feiffer's Little Murders, and followed with a starring role in Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights directed by Sidney Poitier. In the early '70s David capped a prolific career as a stand up comedian with four comedy albums, two Grammy nominations, and a successful nightclub act at the Bitter End in New York that catapulted him into television both as a comedian and a writer.
As a writer, he won the Playboy Humor Award for his parody of the novel Ragtime, and an Emmy Award nomination for the television special This Is Sholem Aleichem. An accomplished director of over 300 commercials, he has also won virtually every award in advertising, including two Clio Awards and the prestigious Silver Lion Award at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Steinberg is in his ninth season as a director on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Directing/Executive Producing the Canadian series Living in your Car. Currently, Steinberg has teamed with Steve Carell as Executive Producer and star of Inside Comedy a documentary series on Showtime now in it’s first season. Steinberg interviews some of the biggest names in comedy from Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Martin Short and Sarah Silverman to Don Rickles and Mel Brooks and many more. He is also in his eighth season as a director on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Directing/Executive Producing the Canadian series Living in your Car.