Garry Shandling's Suddenly Creepy Episode of 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee'

RealClear Staff

            

Just two months before his sudden death, comedian Garry Shandling appeared in an episode of Jerry Seinfeld's acclaimed and popular show on Crackle, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." The episode's title: “It’s Great that Garry Shandling Is Still Alive.” And that's not all... 

The 22-minute episode, which you can watch here, has a real death theme running through it. Make no mistake: it's hilarious. But in light of Shandling's death on March 24 of an apparent heart attack, there is a poignancy when Seinfeld and Shandling talk about fellow comedians who have died, such as David Brenner and Robin Williams.

Shandling said he was "stunned" by the suicide of Williams at age 63.

"You have to die in your 60s for them to say 'Oh boy, he was young,' " Seinfeld says.

And how about this gem from Shandling, who was imagining his own death:

“What I want at my funeral is an actual boxing referee to do a count, and at ‘five’ just wave it off and say, ‘He’s not getting up.' ”

Wow. 

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