Garry Shandling: 10 Best TV Moments

From his first 'Tonight Show' appearance to talking about his funeral with Jerry Seinfeld

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Shandling on 'Late Night With David Letterman' (1983)

Shandling was already a rising star in the comedy world when he made his first appearance on Letterman's show in 1983, but the set he delivered that night was a career highlight. Witty, dry, and self-deprecating to the extreme ("It's weird to hear a girl laugh when I'm not making love to her”), the 33-year-old Shandling crushed his Late Night debut with an unforgettably graphic bit about his gruesome sex life. And yet, the deadpan interview he did with Letterman immediately afterwards might be an even greater testament to his comic genius. DE

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