Garry Shandling’s Twitter Account Revived as Tribute Page

Friends of the late comedian will run the page, posting writings from his career

Friends of the late Garry Shandling revived the comedian’s Twitter page on Friday, saying in a tweet that the page will become a tribute to Shandling’s career and will offer his fans a look at his personal writings.

“Friends who love Garry, working with his estate, are opening up Garry’s Twitter,” read the first tweet on Shandling’s page since his death in March 2016. “We will occasionally tweet material from the writings, notes and journals he has left us: ‘Let life live through you. Presence. Compassion. Kindness.'”

The announcement comes a few days after producer and close friend of Shandling, Judd Apatow, premiered the two-part documentary “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” on HBO. The documentary featured interviews with Shandling’s friends and the staff of his groundbreaking ’80s Showtime series, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.”

In an interview with TheWrap’s editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman, Apatow said that Shandling was most interested in writing comedy about how “peoples’ egos prevent them from being as kind and loving as they should be.”

“It’s as if he’d seen so much selfishness in show business, and in himself, and he wanted to satirize the way ego screws everything up,” he mused.