Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Garry Shandling and His Stamp Collection

Elaine Raines writes on her blog, Tales from the Morgue, that comedian Gary Shandling was once a stamp collector.

According to Elaine, "But, just as some kids were collecting baseball cards, Shandling was collecting the routines of his favorite comedians, including George Carlin, Don Rickles, Joey Bishop and Shecky Green."

Elaine says while Shandling was growing up in Arizona he was also collecting postage stamps and that he shared that interest with a Japanese pen pal named Hiroki Shioji.

"The two corresponded for several years and in 1964, Hiroki came to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. The Shandlings were very instrumental in helping get him through a variety of financial and paperwork issues," writes Elaine.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM