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Carson, Leno, and Letterman were these mythic creatures—like schoolteachers spotted in the grocery aisle, they appeared shockingly out of place away from their familiar sets. Shandling’s career was more varied; he was always more of a comedian than a broadcaster, and he reached his artistic height by satirizing the very idea that there was anything respectable about hosting a talk show.

Via A Garry Shandling Photograph That Closes the Book on a Late-Night Era by Ian Crouch writing at NewYorker.com on March 28, 2016.

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