Watch It's Garry Shandling's Show
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A show starring Garry Shandling, "It's Garry Shandling's Show" was the precurser to "The Larry Sanders Show." Playing himself, kind of, Shandlling and his show regaled Showtime viewers for 72 episodes over four season from 1986 to 1990. The show was a critical and popular success, later picked up by Fox for a second run on commercial TV as part of the Fox Sunday night schedule. The 30-minute show starred Shandling as an obsessively challenged stand-up comic who lived in Sherman Oaks, Ca. It was one of the first of these type show and won awards like the CableACE for best comedy series. It also mixed elements of his standup act and 1980s talk shows in a new type of genre. Shandling wrote many of the shows along with comic writing veterans Tom Gamill, Max Pross and Alan Zweibel. The show also featured a great theme song by Joey Carbone. "It's Garry Shandling's Theme." It still can be seen in re-runs ad on the Web.