Twitter Reacts to Comedy 'Genius' Garry Shandling's Shocking Death
The unexpected death of Garry Shandling came as a cruel shock to comedy fans around the world.
The beloved star of the immensely influential “Larry Sanders Show” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” died Thursday at age 66 of undetermined causes.
Read more about Shandling's life and legacy here, and check out some reaction from the comedy, television and entertainment world below.
Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) March 24, 2016
Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling's "Larry Sanders Show" was the best sendup of a TV talk show ever on TV, or anywhere else. Sheer brilliance. RIP
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) March 24, 2016
Thank you Gary Shandling for making me laugh so hard it hurt. Larry Sanders was my all time favorite.
— Paula Pell (@perlapell) March 24, 2016
And now we lose Gary Shandling another brilliant comic mind. I didn't know him well but his work was inspired and he was gifted. Too sad.
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) March 24, 2016
My friend Gary Shandling is gone?!?! He will be more than missed...Genius at comedy and decency Good night sweet prince
— Richard Belzer (@MRbelzer) March 24, 2016
One of the funniest of all, the beloved and very complicated Gary Shandling has died.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 24, 2016
Oh no RIP @garyshandling Such a talent.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) March 24, 2016
Gary Shandling was often funny when he was serious. And when he was actually going for it - unparalleled. Bless his soul.
— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) March 24, 2016
Shocked & saddened to hear Gary Shandling has died. A great and innovative artist, he did much to shape modern comedy. #RIPGaryShandling
— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) March 24, 2016
Gary Shandling was a comedy hero of mine. He once sent me a thank you note that read, "Thanks for nothing." RIP https://t.co/DmCy2JZcGj
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) March 24, 2016
Wait, what? Gary Shandling? No.
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) March 24, 2016
Very few people change comedy. Gary Shandling was someone who did.
— daveanthony (@daveanthony) March 24, 2016