The comedy world was shocked and saddened last week by the death of iconic standup comedian and TV star Garry Shandling.
Director/producer Judd Apatow was one of the comedy minds affected by the loss of Shandling, releasing a statement that said, “Garry would see the ridiculousness of me being asked to sum up his life five minutes after being told of his passing. It is a perfect, ridiculous Larry Sanders moment. I can imagine how Hank would handle it, but I just don’t know how to sum up someone I loved so much who taught me everything I know and was always so kind to me. I am just too sad. Maybe tomorrow I will do better.”
On Sunday, Apatow and other comedians like Larry Sanders co-star Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, and Richard Lewis participated in one final game of basketball at Shandling’s house to honor the 66-year-old.
With Ellen DeGeneres.
Photo via Judd Apatow/Instagram