Garry Shandling

American comedian Garry Shandling

Garry Emmanuel Shandling is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. He made a successful stand-up performance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and became a frequent guest-host on the show. Shandling was for a time considered the leading contender to replace Carson.
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Garry Shandling died from a blood clot in his heart, coroner says
LATimes - about 1 year
Garry Shandling died from a blood clot in his heart, officials said Tuesday, more than seven months after the comedian's unexpected death.  A report by the Los Angeles coroner's office said the fatal clot occurred after the comedian developed blood clots in his legs, a condition known as deep vein...
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Shecky Trump
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Last night's Al Smith dinner in NYC revealed the final piece of the puzzle about Donald Trump. He has no sense of humor. As a comedy writer by trade who has made his entire career out of making people laugh,  like most other comedy writers I take the job very seriously. There are all kinds of humor, both high and low and you pretty much get what you pay for.  There is no accounting for personal taste and I think what we gravitate towards, comedically reflects the things that made us laugh right out the gate. Growing up, my parent's comedy was mine too.  I grew up adoring Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, The Three Stooges, Jerry Lewis, Bob and Ray, the parade of swaggering comics on Ed Sullivan like Alan King and Henny Youngman until I went my own way when youth co-opted comedy and suddenly comics were rock stars in arenas, from Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Garry Shandling to Dice Clay and man the first year of SNL...
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Ritch Shydner: Veteran Comedian And Chronicler Of The 1980s Comedy Boom
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Comedian Ritch Shydner All photos courtesy of Ritch Shydner Ritch Shydner's new book, "Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Explosion", has just been published. In the 1980s, Ritch made numerous appearances on TV, including "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He did an HBO half-hour special, "One Night Stand." He played Al Bundy's co-worker on "Married with Children", and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as "Designing Women" and "Roseanne." Ritch was able to translate his modest success on TV into an obscure film career, appearing in Steve Martin's, "Roxanne," and Eddie Murphy's, "Beverly Hills Cop II," before moving on to minor roles on smaller pictures. Ritch wrote for sitcoms such as "Roseanne", "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," and HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man." He wrote material for Jeff Foxworthy's Grammy-nominated comedy albums, "Totally Committed," and "Big...
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Artwork from comedian Garry Shandling's estate to be sold
Yahoo News - over 1 year
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of paintings and other works of art from the estate of comedian Garry Shandling will be offered for sale at a show in New Mexico this week.
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Inventive TV comedian Garry Shandling dead at 66
CNN - almost 2 years
Garry Shandling, the comedian whose TV shows "The Larry Sanders Show" and "It's Garry Shandling's Show" parodied talk shows and sitcoms with reflexive, absurdist comedy, has died. He was 66.
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Garry Shandling: Coroner Investigates After Doctor Refuses To Sign Death Certificate - Hollywood Life
Google News - almost 2 years
Hollywood Life Garry Shandling: Coroner Investigates After Doctor Refuses To Sign Death Certificate Hollywood Life This case keeps getting more shocking by the day. Garry Shandling's doctor has refused to sign his death certificate, because he still doesn't know for sure what caused his tragic, untimely death. What? Though comedian Garry Shandling's death on March ... Garry Shandling Doctor Refuses to Sign Death Certificate Coroner Launches InvestigationTMZ.com Signing Off: Remembering Garry ShandlingWall Street Journal Shandling's 'The Larry Sanders Show' changed comedyBusiness Insider Barre Montpelier Times Argus -The New Yorker -Chicago Tribune -UPROXX all 96 news articles »
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How Heartbreak Helped Garry Shandling Find His Comedic Voice
NPR - almost 2 years
The comic, who died Thursday, told Fresh Air that it took him years to develop a style — and then he got dumped. "That was really the beginning of the Garry Shandling dating years in stand-up."
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Comic Garry Shandling, 66, dead from apparent heart attack in L.A
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who made his name as a frequent guest host on late-night television and for parodying himself as star of the pioneering cable TV comedy series, "The Larry Sanders Show," died on Thursday at age 66.
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Comedian Garry Shandling dies at 66 of apparent heart attack
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
Garry Shandling, who as an actor and comedian masterminded a brand of self-inflicted phony docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," has died of an apparent heart attack. Shandling's publicist Alan Nierob said doctors at a hospital where the comedian was pronounced dead said it appeared he died...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Garry Shandling
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 66
    His final appearance was voicing the porcupine Ikki in Jon Favreau's 2016 film The Jungle Book.
    In January 2016, Shandling was the featured guest on two different online shows.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 56
    In 2006, Ricky Gervais interviewed Shandling for a British documentary, citing him as a comic influence.
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  • 2000
    Age 50
    He hosted the Emmy Awards in 2000 and 2004, and co-hosted (giving the opening monologue) in 2003.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 44
    In 1994, when their relationship ended, Shandling had her dismissed from The Larry Sanders Show.
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    He has also been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) in 1994 and 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 43
    In 1993, NBC offered Shandling $5 million to take over the late-night talk show Late Night when host David Letterman announced his highly publicized move to CBS, but Shandling declined.
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  • 1992
    Age 42
    In 1992, Shandling launched another critical and commercial success by creating the mock behind-the-scenes talk show sitcom The Larry Sanders Show.
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  • 1990
    Age 40
    Shandling hosted the Grammy Awards in 1990, 1991, 1993, and 1994.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 35
    Shandling and co-writer Alan Zweibel went on to create the surreal comedy series It's Garry Shandling's Show in 1985.
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  • 1984
    Age 34
    In 1984, Shandling performed his first stand-up special, Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas, for Showtime, followed by a second televised special in 1986, The Garry Shandling Show: 25th Anniversary Special, also for Showtime.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 28
    Shandling became a stand-up comedian because he was frustrated by situation comedy's "formulaic writing". In 1978, Shandling performed his first stand-up routine at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.
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  • 1973
    Age 23
    In 1973, Shandling moved to Los Angeles.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Garry Emmanuel Shandling was born on November 29, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, to a Jewish family.
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