Larry Sanders (Garry Shandling) is a neurotic late-night talk show host flanked by Artie (Rip Torn, 30 Rock) his caustic, foul mouthed producer and "Hey Now" Hank Kingsley (Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development) his hopelessly insecure, ethically inept side-kick. Off-air it's all train-wrecks and egos, but when the lights go down, and the theme music kicks in, you get late-night at its finest.
Airing on HBO from '92-'98 and seen by millions, The Larry Sanders Show raised the bar for fearless, acid-funny Hollywood satire. The innovative use of both video and film to distinguish on-air from off, displaying the jarring dynamic between Larry's on-camera poise and back-stage neurosis, was brutally fascinating. And in the company of a patronizing, combative staff and a parade of A-list guests, more than game for putting their own celebrity in the crosshairs, you had a backstage pass to a Hollywood that was shockingly raw and hilarious. The Larry Sanders Show was the hippest TV show...probably ever. Late-night would never be the same again.
Winner of 24 awards including three Emmys and 56 Emmy nominations!