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The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series

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The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series

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In ’92, Garry Shandling went ‘behind the scenes’ of a fake late-night talk show and created a comedy diamond; one of those ‘comedian’s comedian’ moments. The US edition of this set is packed with extras: feature-length doc, deleted scenes, 60-page booklet, interviews with cast and co-writer Judd Apatow, and ‘personal visits’ with guest stars. Curiously, all of these were pulled last-minute from the UK release; in this case you might want to go Region 1.

Reviewed by Sam Toy


Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series, The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series, The
Released: 28 March 2011

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Seriously f*****g funny

Hard to imagine modern pretend fly-on-the-wall comedy without Larry Sanders establishing the format. Ricky Gervais would have had to invent it all by himself. Reviewers acknowledge the collusion of real life stars in shows like Extras and the dwarf thing, but here was Larry doing it 10 years before even The Office. And can anyone name another track by Smashmouth other than "Walking On The Sun" (alright, and All Star)? ... More

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Posted by michaellimb at 04:00, 29 November 2011 | Report This Post

Comic genius

This show revolves mainly around three characters, the holy trinity of comedy in my eyes. Larry, downplayed and effortlessly funny by Gary Shandling, Rip Torn as the bordering on psychotic and yet graceful and foul-mouthed Arty, and maybe the tour de force of Hank, Larry's sidekick, beautifully acted by Jeffery Tambor. It isn't just the jokes which keep you interested, although I would contend that along with The Thick of It, it is the funniest show, the storylines are lovingly crafted and alway... More

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Posted by RhysEdwards at 03:16, 12 September 2011 | Report This Post

It's brilliant. buy it.

remember bob martin? itv's pathetic show about a tv personality played by the then, still vaguely popular michael barrymore. well that piece of shit was 100% derivative of this excellent piece of american television, This show has some of americas greatest comedians and actors on it, it's sharp satire, touching and just fucking very funny, anyway buy it. ... More

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Posted by simjamlmx at 00:07, 25 March 2011 | Report This Post

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