Monday, March 28, 2016

Garry Shandling R.I.P.

I like comedies and find comedians to be very interesting people. I am amazed at how many comedians are shy, fiscal conservatives and often sad people in real life. Garry Shandling seemed different, I know that he was known for his kindness, pretty rare in such a competitive industry. He is regarded by other comedians to be one of the best standup comedians ever; but, I don't think standup is where he shined the most, I think he could tell a good story and his television shows were groundbreaking and amazing.

Shandling did one of the first scripted shows on HBO, the Larry Sanders Show. It was about a make believe late night talk show and mixed drama with comedy in a way that would have scared off most comedians. It was also so original that it should not be forgotten. I went on YouTube and got the finale of the show and I am going to provide a link to it. If you don't know much about him, watch the show and if you know him well, watch the show and remember him.

YouTube - Larry Sanders Show S6 S11 Flip Series Finale

1 comment:

John Doyle said...

He was good. I remember watching him with my mom.