A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 46 wins & 135 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Garry Shandling ...  Larry Sanders 89 episodes, 1992-1998
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Hank Kingsley 89 episodes, 1992-1998
Wallace Langham ...  Phil 89 episodes, 1992-1998
Rip Torn ...  Arthur 89 episodes, 1992-1998
Penny Johnson Jerald ...  Beverly Barnes 82 episodes, 1992-1998
Janeane Garofalo ...  Paula 52 episodes, 1992-1997
Linda Doucett ...  Darlene Chapinni 45 episodes, 1992-1998
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HBO television sitcom about Larry Sanders, a talk-show host. This show goes 'behind-the-scenes' to reveal Larry's humorous interactions with the producers and guests. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy

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Originally, a real studio audience was used for the talk show scenes. But sometimes the scenes would take several hours to shoot, which was tough on the audience. Eventually, they stopped having an audience, unless the episode needed crowd reaction shots. A laugh track was used instead. See more »

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Hank Kingsley: I mean Larry is a wonderful guy, he's kind, funny, rich - my god he's the boss. I'd date him if I could.
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Love Guarantee
Written by Diana Williamson and Frank Fitzpatrick
Performed by Diana Williamson
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Larry would eat Conan O'Brien for breakfast
26 April 1999 | by redherringSee all my reviews

Sufficiently skewers the late-night circuit. The most important names in 21st century comedy were on this show. Forget Seinfeld, this was the funniest show on TV of its time, because it felt so real. Can Garry Shandling ever do another show after this? He may have shot his career in the foot after exposing the true demons that run in entertainment circles. Devastatingly funny and will be influential to many. One of a kind. "I hate you, I hate my audience, I hate this network, I hate this job, I hate myself. So, your show is on Tuesdays at 8:30 on ABC, right? We'll be right back. Stay tuned."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Larry Sanders Show See more »

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(89 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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