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.