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Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling


11/29/1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA



Birth Name

Garry Emmanuel Shandling



Also Known As

Moshe Yabramowitz, Beverly Center
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Comedian Garry Shandling is best known for his top-rated, award-winning parody of television talk shows The Larry Sanders Show, which aired on the HBO cable network from 1993 to 1998. He started out as a comedy writer for other sitcoms and as a standup comedian. He landed his…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1995 and 1996, Garry was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for his work on the series The Larry Sanders Show.

    • In 1988, Garry was nominated (along with Alan Zweibel) for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for his work on the episode of the series It's Garry Shandling's Show titled "No Baby, No Show".

    • Garry is a personal friend of Dana Delany.

    • In 1998, Garry was nominated (shared with Judd Apatow and John Markus) for a WGA Award (TV) Award in the category of Episodic Comedy for the episode "Ellen, Or Isn't She?" on his hit television series The Larry Sanders Show.

    • In 1960, Garry's older brother Barry died of cystic fibrosis.

    • In 1989, Garry was nominated for an ACE award in the category of Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the television series It's Garry Shandling's Show.

    • In 2002, Garry was portrayed by Stewart Francis in the made-for-tv movie Gilda Radner: It's Always Something.

    • In 1999, Garry won (along with Dennis Klein) the BAFTA TV Award in the category of Best International (Programme or Series) for his work on the television series The Larry Sanders Show.

    • In 2001, Garry was nominated for an American Comedy Award in the category of Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication for his hosting duties on The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

    • In 2004, Garry was credited with 'thanks' in the credits of the film House of D.

    • Garry stands at 5'10½" or 1.79 m.

  • Quotes

    • Garry: I have such poor vision I can date anybody.

    • Garry: Women need to know that not all guys are going to hurt them the way that the guy did before they started dating me. I know guys I wouldn't go out with.

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  • This talented comedian, actor, writer, and producer has been a favorite of mine for many years. He is equally talented as a guest star, or the star of his own television series.moreless

    I remember seeing him for the first time on The Garry Shandling Show - a wonderful, non-formulaic, sitcom, which showcased his comedic genius. I saw him guest-host a few times on the Tonite show, and was impressed not only with his interviewing skills, but his cleverness, with a quip or ad-lib. Then came The Larry Sanders Show. With the help of equally talented co-stars, Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn, this parody of late-nite interview programs was so brilliant and ahead of its time. There were so many wonderful episodes, too numerous to mention here. It is wonderful that the programs are going to be re-aired on IFC - I'll be right there, re-watching.moreless
  • Garry Shandling is one of the funniest guys you'll ever meet.

    This guy is the real deal and although he doesn't get too much attention more by the big media Shandling has had a long following.

    He also guest hosted for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show back in the 80's. He's a standup comedian and always seem to be funny at the drop of a hat. He had a funny show in "It's Garry Shandling Show". Then HBO gave him a series in "Larry Sander's show" which was king of a parody of Hollywood and it's celebrities.

    Seeing him on Bill Maher recently it's clear he hasn't lost his touch. Like many comedians as well he really is great with his timing. Garry is talented in comedy in just about every way you think of from performing to writing.

    Anybody who hasn't seen his work and is looking for another comedy man to get into they should definitely look into Garry Shandling's resume.moreless