Garry Shandling takes the low-key road

Garry Shand­ling, who died Thursday in Los Angeles at 66, first ap­peared in an L.A. Times story in 1982. At the time, he had moved from a suc­cess­ful ca­reer as a situ­ation com­edy writer in­to stand-up. Here’s what Lawrence Chris­ton, who wrote a com­edy column for The Times, had to say: