News Garry Shandling Dead at 66

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  1. SchwoogieBuzzer

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    This is one funny guy. Broke a lot of new ground in TV.

    Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died, TMZ reported on Thursday.

    He died at an L.A. hospital, according to the outlet. A cause of death has not been released.

    Born in Chicago, he was raised in Tucson, Arizona, and started out majoring in electrical engineering before completing a marketing degree at the U.of Arizona. After moving to Los Angeles, he sold a script for “Sanford and Son” and also wrote for “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He guest-hosted “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and was in consideration to become Carson’s replacement.

    In 1986, he created his own sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” for Showtime. The show was nominated for four Emmys, and ran until 1990. The show was noted for being one that often broke the fourth wall, with Shandling speaking directly to the audience, and he played a version of himself: a stand-up comedian aware of the fact that he is a sitcom character.

    His second show came with “The Larry Sanders Show” on HBO, which ran from 1992 to 1998. He starred and co-created the comedy, set in the office of a fictional late-night talk show, with Dennis Klein. Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmys for the show and, along with Peter Tolan, won an Emmy for the series finale.

    “The Larry Sanders Show” was said to have a lasting impact on comedy at HBO, influencing such series as “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” It cracked several “best of” lists, including Time’s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
     
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    Shitty news R.I.P.
     
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    66? I feel like he should have been 90 or something.
     
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    Mojopin Resplendent in his frock

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    Whoa
     
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    RIP, Chicago funny man. :salute:
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    Senator Stern is dead ?

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    Aww
     
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    "Robin I was just about to write Garry Shandling a nice note for allowing me to plug my book on his show."


    Heeeeyyyyy now!
     
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    Holy cow. :omg:


    Rest in peace funnyman. :rip:
     
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    I remember how fucking odd and uncomfortable Howard looked when he appeared on Larry Sanders.
    Wish i could find the video clip.


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    No way!!!
     
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    Riely get the gates open we got another one coming your way. RIP funny man
     
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    Sad to hear. R.I.P. Gary.
     
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    Condolences to the Shandling family.

    Godspeed Garry.
     
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    Larry Sanders is one of my favorite shows ever
     
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