J.B. Smoove is best known for his role on the hit HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but the comedian has another career goal in mind. “I am looking forward to being the number one celebrity RVer,” he jokes. In a new video, Smoove gives Architectural Digest. a tour of his 2013 Damon Outlaw Toy Hauler, and though the vehicle is laden with amenities, that’s not the only thing that fuels his passion for his movable third home (he also has a residence in Los Angeles and a Brooklyn condo).
After Smoove and his wife, musician Shahidah Omar, rented RVs to drive to music festivals a few times, “we started falling in love with them,” he says. “We started meeting these retirees and snowbirds who come down from Canada.” The scene at RV shows and resorts, he says, is “so laid back,” and there seems to be a real sense of community among those who live (at least part of) their lives on the road. “RV resorts are beautiful,” says Smoove, noting that he and Omar prefer them to other no-frills campsites. “You can walk around the property, rent golf carts, play tennis, and go swimming.”
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Their favorite resorts are in Palm Springs and Las Vegas, and Smoove says he was recently planning an upcoming trip to the latter—plus a stop at the Grand Canyon—with his pal and fellow comedian Bill Bellamy. “You get water, electricity, cable, sewage. It all comes with your parking space. You can drive across the country and go to different ones and see family and friends.”
Once a year, though, Smoove and Omar have the festivities come to them, hosting an all-day barbecue, usually at a beach, out of their RV. “This is the one summer we have to take off because of the pandemic. But what we do is load the fridge up and invite as many friends as possible. We have our volleyball tournament, our giant Jenga championships. Our card games. We bring our bikes. We have maybe 80-some-odd people,” he says.