Thursday, March 24

RIP, Garry Shandling

Comedian Garry Shandling died today at the age of 66. I'm not aware of a lot of people my age who were big fans of his or even aware of most of his comedy, and that's really too bad. His humor wasn't in your face or slapstick or anything like that, but it was incredibly smart and clever, and spawned a lot of comedy in later years. I'm not going to pretend he was my favorite comedian, but I always enjoyed his work when I saw it. If you've never watched The Larry Sanders Show or That's Garry Shandling's Show, do yourself a favor and check it out.

CNN also did a much better obituary than I ever could. It features an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee where Shandling and host Jerry Seinfeld discuss Robin Williams, and the struggles they had in coping with his suicide. It's a bit eerie watching it now, but still a wonderful episode. 

RIP, Garry. Thanks for the laughs.

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