TODAY | July 17, 2013
>>> we're back. and jeff garlin --
>> don't talk! don't talk! don't talk!
>> you read your own introduction.
>> you know, i'm best known to audiences as larry david 's feisty funny manager in the acclaimed hbo series " curb your enthusiasm ."
>> now what have you done?
>> i have written, directed, and i star in a movie that many, i think all parents can relate to.
>> what's it called?
>> "dealing with idiots." it's about little leaguers and big league headaches caused by their parents.
>> just think people are weird. they are weird. tell you another little secret, she's a bit weird, i'm a bit weird. you've got weird parents. you're not weird yet. you're too young to be weird.
>> i don't want you to think all grownups are insane.
>> actually, they are all insane. don't trust anybody over the age of --
>> no, actually, 10.
>> this movie is so much fun. it was so many of my favorite actors, your ensemble is amazing, fred willard .
>> fred willard . by the way, no offense to the rest of the cast, but you say i have fred willard , i'm done.
>> it's over. every time the man opens his mouth, it's funny.
>> you've written, directed, you star in it, is this something that took a lot of work writing, a lot of ad lib on the set, or what's happening?
>> actually, both. i took a lot of time writing a 20-page outline. the whole movie is improvised. none of the actors saw a script and i told them before the scene what the scene was about and what their character feels and thinks during the scene.
>> that's my idea of heaven.
>> no lines to learn.
>> no lines. you can just be so free.
>> if you have -- if you have the skill to improvise, it's great.
>> and you chose people that do.
>> i chose the great people.
>> why did you choose nia as your wife?
>> because i love her. she 's wonderful . is that a good answer?
>> if you're going to spend time with people, you want your friends around.
>> you want your friends around. and i'm friends with pretty much everybody in the movie.
>> is anybody's life better than your life, and i didn't even know you until now.
>> i think hugh hefner . not currently, though at his age i'd like to have the same life, but i think his life has been pretty good.
>> you think?
>> other than hugh hefner , no one.
>> why are you wearing a camera around your neck?
>> because i love to take -- ha-ha!
>> pictures of cue balls.
>> i have a film camera . i love taking pictures, and to me, this point of view, who gets a picture of this? i've got now --
>> everyone at home.
>> i know, but no one -- yeah, they get through the camera, but i'm right here.
>> you are right here.
>> it's thrilling, isn't it?
>> it is thrilling. don't belittle yourself. i am thrilled. i'm never going on the earlier part of the "today" show. i will only come here.
>> yes, yes, and start a trend! why waste your time on the first three hours?
>> why? why? stop talking! stop talking! by the way, they don't bother me as much as they bother him, but even i know, just keep walking.
>> and when they put their camera down, i go hi, guys, nice to see you, every time. what the hell is going on here? can i just say, that is something nobody at home needed. nobody at home needed that at all.
>> give him one more.
>> all right. you want me to do the stop talking. now i figured it out. they are a little late in the booth. that's all i got to say. that might have been funny at the top.
>> all right. "dealing with idiots," your great movie, opens in new york today and los angeles on july 9th .
>> can you please stay for the rest of the show?
>> by the way, let me also say it's on itunes, amazon, ondemand at the same time, so when they are done watching your show, they can watch my movie immediately.
>> so it's ondemand?
>> and the theaters, both. everywhere you look.
>> is that why you gave us a screener, you don't really give a rip who sees it?
>> i gave a screener because you said it meant everything to me. stop talking.
>> we love ya .
>> you stick around, please, the whole show. you don't got anywhere else to go, you know it.