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Comedians celebrate Garry Shandling with a pickup basketball game

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Every so often, a story will come down from the heights of Hollywood that exposes famous people for the normal human beings they are, giving us a glimpse into the totally average things that bring happiness to their glorious lives. One of these things, as referenced in the occasional interview on WTF or GQ profile, was a weekly pickup basketball game held at Garry Shandling’s house. Apparently, every Sunday that Shandling was in Los Angeles, he would call up a very select group of friends for a secret, invitation-only basketball game. This weekend brought the first Sunday since Shandling’s death, so that same select group of friends decided to pay tribute to the comedy legend the most appropriate way they could: by playing basketball.

Judd Apatow was one of the few people in attendance, and he posted a picture on Instagram of everyone who showed up along with the caption “One last game of basketball at Garry’s house to say goodbye.” The celebrities in attendance—according to Mashable—include Bill Maher, Kathy Griffin, Jeffrey Tambor, Richard Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, and a whole bunch of other familiar faces that comedy nerds should be able to name if they squint hard enough. (Slate has all of the names if you don’t mind cheating.)


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