The Larry Sanders Show is an American television sitcom set in the office and studio of a fictional late-night talk show. It aired from August 1992 to May 1998 on HBO. It stars Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Janeane Garofalo and Rip Torn and features celebrities playing exaggerated, self-parodying versions of themselves. Later HBO shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Extras, and Entourage, shared some of its traits.
Garry Shandling, who died this week, made his name as a stand-up comic by turning neuroses into shtick. But his groundbreaking sitcoms, especially “The Larry Sanders Show,” elevated the shtick into something both more grandiose and more human. — Jeremy Egner, TV Editor and Reporter
Garry Shandling, the Emmy-winning stand-up comedian who created and starred in one of TV's most influential comedies with The Larry Sanders Show, has died in Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 66. Shandling suffered a heart attack, his publicist told EW. He was transported to a local hospital where he died, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said.
<p>Whether you know and love him from <em><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.yahoo.com/tv/tagged/arrested-development">Arrested Development</a>,</em> <em>The Larry Sanders Show</em>, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.yahoo.com/tv/tagged/transparent"><em>Transparent</em></a>, or all of the above, you probably won’t be too surprised to find out the Emmy and Golden Globe winner is as delightful a self-profiler as he is in those eclectic roles. Finding his biggest successes after a career…