Thu, 03/24/2016

Remembering Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling

We’re sad to learn that writer/performer Garry Shandling has passed away at the age of 66. Shandling grew up in Arizona and had an early interest in comedy. He started out as a TV writer, penning scripts for Sanford and Son and Welcome Back Kotter before pursuing stand-up comedy. He frequently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and eventually became a guest-host of the show. He is perhaps best known and beloved for his series It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show

Below are some selections from his 2011 interview:

On his first appearance on The Tonight Show:
On sticking to the truth on The Larry Sanders Show:
On advice to aspiring comedians:
Watch Garry Shandling's full Archive interview and read his obituary in The New York Times.