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Inside Garry Shandling's Memorial Service: Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman Remember the Late Comedian

25 April 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Family and many famous friends came together over the weekend to celebrate Garry Shandling after his passing. According to the New York Times, Stars like Judd Apatow, Sarah SilvermanKevin Nealon, Jeffrey Tambor, Conan O'Brien, Billy Crystal, Carrot Top, Ray Romano, and Adam Sandler attended the late comedian's memorial service, which was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Apatow hosted the event to honor Shandling, who died from a heart attack on March 24 at 66-years-old, making sure to bring the crowd both laughter and tears. "Garry was like a second father to me," Apatow told the crowd. "I think a lot of people felt that way." Other stars »

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Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling

25 April 2016 12:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Garry Shandling’s friends, collaborators and family gathered in Los Angeles Sunday night to remember the comedian, who passed away last month at the age of 66.

From fellow comics to a Buddhist monk, mourners took turns sharing stories of Shandling, who was remembered for pushing the boundaries of television comedy and mentoring a generation of performers. The private event, organized by Judd Apatow with assistance from HBO, was part memorial service, part variety show, part celebrity roast, with Apatow serving as master of ceremonies.

“Garry and I used to fight, because he would like to tighten things up,” said Apatow, who worked as a writer on Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show.” “And I would say, ‘Garry, please, let it be a little looser.’ Tonight I win.”

Apatow spoke periodically throughout the evening, ushering speakers on and off the stage, as well as musical performers including Ryan Adams, Mark Oliver Everett of the band Eels, »

- Daniel Holloway

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Freddie Prinze Jr. to Host USA Network’s Competition Series ‘First Impressions’

1 April 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Freddie Prinze Jr. has been tapped to host USA Network’s unscripted competition series, “First Impressions.”

The half-hour reality show, which is described as a battle of impressionists, will feature “SNL” alum Dana Carvey as an expert mentor to contestants. The series pits America’s best amateur impressionists against each other in a battle of celebrity impressions with the studio audience crown a winner each week.

“‘First Impressions’ gives up-and-coming impressionists a unique opportunity to share their skills with the master,” said Prinze Jr., “I’ve always been a huge fan of Dana and watching him in action, working with our talented competitors, is incredible.”

“First Impressions” has also lined up an impressive roster of celebrity guests including Steve Carell, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz and Kate Flannery, who will all coach the aspiring impressionists through challenges.

Prinze Jr. rose to fame in the ’90s, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Freddie Prinze Jr. to Host USA Network Competition First Impressions

1 April 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

USA Network has found someone to emcee its upcoming contest for budding impressionists, and he’s all that.

Freddie Prinze Jr. will host First Impressions, a forthcoming unscripted series featuring Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey, the network announced Friday. The half-hour battle will have aspiring impressionists undergo a series of challenges, with the studio audience determining each week’s winner.

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Carvey will be the “expert-in-residence” helping contestants hone their mimicry skills; he’ll be aided by a bunch of celebrities, including Steve Carrell and Kate Flannery (The Office »

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Kevin Nealon Pays Tribute to Longtime Friend Garry Shandling

28 March 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Comedian Kevin Nealon was friends with Garry Shandling for more than 35 years. The Saturday Night Live alum remembered his friend who died on Thursday at 66. Nealon recalled Shandling’s weekly pickup basketball games, the impromptu Sunday memorial they held on Shandling’s basketball court (captured in an Instagram from Judd Apatow at the bottom of this story) and the long hikes the pair took around Los Angeles. We always met in the kitchen. He would come downstairs because the door was always open for us. We came in as we got there and we’d watch the games on the TV

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- Kevin Nealon as told to Andy Lewis

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Garry Shandling Remembered With Star-Studded Basketball Game at His House (Photo)

28 March 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nothing like shooting some hoops to work off grief. Comedian Garry Shandling, who died last week at age 66, was remembered by a gathering of his friends over the weekend, as the funnyman’s pals met to play one last basketball game at his home. Judd Apatow posted an group shot including himself, Richard Lewis, Kevin Nealon and many others posing underneath a basketball net, with the caption, “One last game of basketball at Garry’s house to say goodbye.” Also Read: Jerry Seinfeld's Wife Remembers Garry Shandling's 'Comedians in Cars' Episode On Sunday, Sarah Silverman tweeted a picture of herself and Shandling, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Garry Shandling's Friends Unite at Late Comedian's Home 'to Say Goodbye' as Death Certificate Remains Under Investigation

28 March 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Garry Shandling's famous friends honored the late comedian in a special way this weekend after he died Thursday at the age of 66. On Sunday, Judd Apatow took to Instagram to share a picture of a large group of stars gathered at Shandling's home for a game of basketball - a sport the star of The Larry Sanders Show was a big fan of and often played at home with his friends."One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye," Apatow, 48, captioned the picture, which featured several stars, including Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, »

- Jodi Guglielmi and Aurelie Corinthios

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Garry Shandling's Friends Unite at Late Comedian's Home 'to Say Goodbye' as Death Certificate Remains Under Investigation

28 March 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Garry Shandling's famous friends honored the late comedian in a special way this weekend after he died Thursday at the age of 66. On Sunday, Judd Apatow took to Instagram to share a picture of a large group of stars gathered at Shandling's home for a game of basketball - a sport the star of The Larry Sanders Show was a big fan of and often played at home with his friends."One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye," Apatow, 48, captioned the picture, which featured several stars, including Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, »

- Jodi Guglielmi and Aurelie Corinthios

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Garry Shandling -- Comedians Get Sweaty For Last Game On Home Court (Photo)

28 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Only Garry Shandling would see the hilarity in watching comedians play basketball ... so his buddies gathered for one last round in his honor. More than 30 jokers gathered for a final pickup game at Shandling's house ... which was a regular event among L.A. comedians. Judd Apatow posted a pic of the final meetup saying, "One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye." Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Richard Lewis, Kevin Nealon, Phil Rosenthal, »

- TMZ Staff

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Garry Shandling's Famous Friends Gather at His House "to Say Goodbye"

28 March 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Garry Shandling's famous friends are still honoring their late pal. A large group of stars gathered at Shandling's home over the weekend to play some basketball. The Larry Sanders Show star was a huge fan of the sport and often invited friends to come over and play, so Judd Apatow and many more felt that playing one last pick-up game would be the best way to pay tribute to Shandling. "One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye," Apatow captioned a group picture on Instagram. The group included the producer, Sarah SilvermanRyan Phillippe, Bill Maher, Jeffrey Tambor, Kevin Nealon, Breckin Meyer, Jesse Bradford and more. Some of the group also went to dinner at Craig's »

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Garry Shandling Remembered: Hollywood Mourns the Iconic Comedian

24 March 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, with another icon passing away. Garry Shandling died suddenly today at the age of 66. TMZ was the first to report the news, with sources stating that the actor and comedian has died from a heart attack "with no prior warning whatsoever." After the news first started to spread, numerous celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to mourn the loss of their dear friend.

The initial report revealed that Garry Shandling was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, after a 911 call was received from the actor's home. He was reportedly alive when he arrived at the hospital and the original report revealed the the comedian and actor wasn't suffering from any known illness. A source connected to the actor said he was healthy, and he was talking to people earlier this morning before his untimely death.

Just last weekend, actress Kathy Griffin sent »

- MovieWeb

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David Steinberg Reveals His Dream Podcast Guest, Compares Donald Trump to 3 Stooges (Video)

21 March 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Legendary comedian David Steinberg stopped by TheWrap to discuss his new podcast, as well as his long history with “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” along with his work on shows like “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Steinberg recently launched “The David Steinberg Podcast,” which has already played host to some of the biggest names in comedy, including Carl Reiner, Kevin Nealon, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Kathy Griffin and Chris Elliott. Mel Brooks is set to guest on the March 22 episode. When discussing his dream podcast guest — dead or alive — Steinberg said it would be interesting to talk to. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Mel Brooks to Guest on David Steinberg’s Podcast (Exclusive)

17 March 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Legendary comedian Mel Brooks will appear as a guest on “The David Steinberg Podcast” next week. On the March 22 episode of the biweekly podcast, Brooks will discuss the beginning of his comedy career as a writer for the groundbreaking 1950s TV variety show “Your Show of Shows” and working along iconic comedy colleagues like Neil Simon, Howard Morris and Sid Caesar. Since launching the podcast in late 2015, Steinberg has hosted comedians including Carl Reiner, Kevin Nealon, Martin ShortEugene Levy, Kathy Griffin and Chris Elliott. Also read: Mel Brooks, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, Lead Voice Cast of 'Blazing Samurai »

- Reid Nakamura

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Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins Help Ed Asner Get Laid in Trailer for Matthew Modine’s ‘Super Sex’ (Video)

9 March 2016 1:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Writer-director Matthew Modine has released a trailer for his new short film “Super Sex,” which is set to premiere in the California Dreaming section at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins star alongside Ed Asner, Efren Ramirez and Modine’s daughter, Ruby Modine. Modine’s “Weeds” co-stars Nealon and Perkins play siblings tasked with finding a gift for their dad (Asner). The older man says he has everything he needs, he just wants to be loved. His children set out to provide it in a way they’ve never before imagined — super sex with a young woman dressed. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Tribeca Film Festival Adds Shorts Films With Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis, Danny DeVito and Whoopi Goldberg

9 March 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Tribeca Film Festival has pulled together a slate of 72 short films to screen as part of its 2016 festival, with a roster of movies that features recognizable names such as Meryl Streep, Juliette Lewis, Danny DeVito, Natalie Portman, Michael Cera and Zosia Mamet, plus an animated shorts program curated by Whoopi Goldberg.

The festival’s shorts programming opens with “Hard Lovin’ Woman,” Michael Rapaport’s documentary about Lewis’ pursuit of her music career (with a performance by Lewis and her band following the screening), and Matt Pizzano’s “Becoming: Bradley Theodore,” about a self-taught painter.

The overall shorts slate is divided into sections that include “California Dreaming,” which features “Super Sex,” Matthew Modine’s short that stars Ed Asner, Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins, and “That Dog” with Michael Cera; “New York Now,” which includes Neil Labute’s latest, “The Mulberry Bush,” and Danny DeVito’s senior-citizen comedy “Curmudgeons” as »

- Gordon Cox

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TV News Roundup: Michael Raymond-James Back on ‘Once Upon a Time’; Mark Feuerstein Joins ‘Prison Break’

22 February 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Raymond-James is returning to ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and Mark Feuerstein is set to recur on Fox’s “Prison Break” event series. That and more in today’s news roundup…

Casting News

“Once Upon a Time” alum Michael Raymond-James will reprise his role as Neal Cassidy in the upcoming 100th episode of the ABC fantasy drama, following the character’s death in season three. Details of his appearance are under wraps, but he’ll appear in the March 6 midseason premiere, which will see our heroes venturing to the Underworld in search of Colin O’Donoghue’s Hook. The news was first reported by TVLine.

Vinyl’s” Emily Tremaine has been cast as one of the leads in the new Freeform original series “Guilt.” She will play Natalie Atwood, a Boston prosecutor who drops everything after her sister Grace is accused of murder. Her character will question her »

- Jacob Bryant

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Elizabeth Perkins & Kevin Nealon To Co-Star In NBC Pilot From Amy Poehler

22 February 2016 12:45 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former Weeds co-stars Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon are reuniting on another comedy project, NBC's untitled royal family comedy pilot (aka Dumb Prince) written by Charlie Grandy and executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler. The comedy is set in the country of Modaria, known for the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations. Prince Karl, fka The Dumb Prince (Nico Evers-Swindell) returns home from a year's exile in… »

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Set to Play ‘Feel the Bern’ Benefit Concert Supporting Bernie Sanders

27 January 2016 8:46 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to play a concert to benefit the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders next month. The show, featuring the band members Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, will be held on Feb. 5 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, according to the band’s Twitter and Facebook posts. The seven-time Grammy-winning act said that they’ll take the stage at the 8 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Also Read: Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, George Lopez to Host Bernie Sanders Fundraiser at Laugh Factory Fans and »

- Joshua Rich

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Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, George Lopez to Host Bernie Sanders Fundraiser at Laugh Factory

26 January 2016 1:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bernie Sanders is getting a shoutout from some of Hollywood’s biggest comics. Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, George Lopez, Jeff Garlin and Paul Rodriguez will be headlining a fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate at Hollywood’s famed Laugh Factory on Tuesday night (1/26). A club spokesperson said the Laugh Factory’s phone has been ringing off the hook ever since they announced the event, organized by Artists for Bernie. Also Read: Bernie Sanders' Hollywood Support Surges, But Can He Steal Hillary Clinton's Spotlight? Demand has been so high, that the club plans two shows, one at 5 p.m. »

- Itay Hod

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Video: Adam Driver and SNL Show Us What Really Happens When You Win a Golden Globe (Hint: It Involves Liev Schreiber)

17 January 2016 10:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Most award show speeches end when the winners jokingly remind their children, watching them at home, to "go to bed now." Not so for a pair of writers during this weekend's Saturday Night Live. Played by host Adam Driver and Vanessa Bayer, the newly minted Golden Globe-winning writers tell their kids (played by Kyle Mooney and Kate McKinnon) to go to sleep - and that's where the skit really begins. Comedian Kevin Nealon Says Katy Perry Would Make a Great SNL Cast Member While Mooney and McKinnon worry when (or if) their star-dusted parents will return home, Driver and Bayer »

- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91

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