Entertainment Weekly - 12/25/2009
"Shandling was breaking down the fourth wall well before it was trendy."
Much of Garry Shandling's first TV show was, in fact, Garry Shandling's life: the Showtime sitcom featured his real-life condo and included appearances from his actual love interests. Already a celebrated standup comic, Shandling used the (slightly fictionalized) show to poke fun at his own neuroses and bad habits; the self-referential comedy--some of which was delivered directly to the camera--launched him even further towards stardom, and laid the groundwork for off-kilter half-hours such as his own LARRY SANDERS SHOW and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. This collection includes all 72 episodes of IT's GARRY SHANDLING'S SHOW.