Before the internet and before reality TV there was "It's Garry Shandling's Show"! An Innovative, sharp, surreal blend of reality within the confines of a hilarious sitcom. This is Garry Shandling's visionary TV series. In 1986 Garry Shandling was poised to become a permanent guest host on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. Instead he took a chance of an offer from fledgling network Showtime to create his own television series. The show was a surreal look at the daily life of a young single man who is a comedian.'Its Garry Shandling's Show' was not a typical sitcom. Shandling would break the 'fourth wall' to include the studio audience and the viewers at home in on the actual making of the show. Experimenting with the sitcom form meant inviting the audience onto the set, playing with the passage of time (it's now two weeks later) and generally exploding the genre and making art of the debris. Teaming up with Saturday Night Live's Alan Zweibel, Shandling 'put on a fourth grade play' every week for four seasons. With a crew of talented young writers including Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Al Jean, Michael Reiss and David Mirkin, who would go onto Seinfield, The Simpsons and Ed Solomon who wrote Men In Black, television history was made. Season Two guest stars (playing themselves) include; Tom Petty, Gilda Radner (in her last TV performance), Carl Reiner, Jeff Goldblum, and The Turtles plus many more. From it's unforgettable theme song to it's closing credits, It's Garry Shandling's Show' was award winning, mind bending television for 4 seasons and it's influence is clearly seen in the best TV comedies through the decades to follow.