News out of Hollywood, is long time comedian and funny man Garry Shandling has died at age 66. No news is in yet, on how he passed away. Garry is best remembered from It’s Garry Shandling Show which had one of the most addicting theme songs ever and was a great show. Also Garry was know from The Larry Sanders Show on HBO. He will be missed..Here are some of the best of Garry Shandling :
Our parents had Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show and Generation X had David Letterman. Growing up all I heard from people was how awesome Johnny Carson and his Tonight Show was. I watched a few times, and saw some brilliance in Carson’s comedy, but a long came David Letterman. David Letterman and his Late Night With David Letterman which followed Carson at 12:30 was more hip, crazy and spoke to the new generation of television viewers.
As Carson had legends on his show like Bob Hope, Milton Berle and Jimmy Stewart Dave had new guests like Howard Stern on his show. A lot of people didn’t understand David Letterman’s NY cynical humor, but I ate it up. It was a talk show like you never saw before with people living under the audience seats, Larry “Bud” Melman and more.
I’m going to miss David Letterman, I didn’t watch The Late Show as much as Late Night because I felt like CBS watered down Dave a bit at 11:35 p.m. With the end of David Letterman’s run at Late Night, it is time for the next generation to take over with Stephen Colbert , Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon catering to the next generation of television viewers. Thank you Dave for changing the world of television and giving OUR generation something to laugh about.
I pretty much grew up listening to Howard Stern and the comedy of Joan Rivers. I first found the comedy of Joan on The Tonight Show , and her comedy album was the first comedy album I ever purchased. I remember listening to the album with my parents and we were just laughing our asses off at the barbs Joan was throwing out there. I think the bond that Howard and Joan had , was that they were both cut from the same cloth, they said things that people thought about but didn’t have the balls to say in public. I always loved when Joan came into The Howard Stern studio, because you could feel the respect they had for one another. I was very lucky to see Joan perform live twice , first at the season finale of America’s Got Talent at NJPAC when she performed with final contestant Comedian Tom Cotter. The other time I got to see Joan perform was at The Howard Stern Birthday Bash in 2014. I was very lucky that through the love of The Howard Stern Show , I got to see the legend that was Joan perform. Thanks for the memories and the laughter Joan , and YOU will never be forgotten in the Stern World.