I’m sad to hear of Garry Shandling’s passing.
Several years later, my friend Alex told me “You gotta watch this new show. It’s hysterical.” He was referring to The Larry Sanders Show.
I became a quick fan and looked forward to every episode. I took Hank Kinsgley’s intro – “Get ready to have a good time” – to heart.
What I enjoyed most about The Larry Sanders Show was it’s familiar talk-show venue, with a cast of compelling characters: funny, smart (mostly) and ambitious, but with self-doubt and flaws, just like the rest of us.
Garry was a man who wanted to do things differently.
He thought different. He experimented. And it worked.
Thanks for the years of entertainment, Garry.
Thanks for showing this human that thinking different is to be accepted, embraced and nurtured.