Comedian Garry Shandling, a veteran of many movies and TV shows, died today at age 66. Shandling just recently joined Jerry Seinfeld on his web show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee this season, with the unfortunate episode title “It’s Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive.”
Sometimes comedy can be a little too on the nose. According to IMDb, Shandling’s final appearance in a show or movie was on Jerry Seinfeld’s web show “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” where he and Jerry chatted while out for coffee in a Porsche 930 911 Turbo.
In the episode the comedy pair tour their old stomping grounds of The Comedy Store, and talk about the parallels of their careers throughout their lifetimes. Shandling was also one of Jerry’s “first comedian friends in L.A. to get a 911.”
The pair also chat about the suicide of fellow comedian Robin Williams and Shandling’s meeting with the Dalai Lama, where his jokes didn’t exactly resonate well. He even makes a boxing joke about his own funeral.
According to TMZ, Shandling passed Thursday after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital for as-of-yet unknown reasons.