Just for Laughs lifetime achievement award for comedian
Garry Shandling will receive the Just for Laughs lifetime achievement award at the 4th Just for Laughs Comedy Conference in Montreal, it was announced Tuesday.Shandling first made his mark with “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” in 1986 and went on to create “The Larry Sanders Show” for HBO. He also appeared in “Iron Man 2.” Shandling is one of several showbiz personalities being honored at the confab. As previously announced, Louis CK will take home the comedy person of the year award, Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd will nab the trophy as comedy writer of the year, Paul Feig is comedy director of the year, and Ken Jeong is breakout comedy star of the year. The awards will be doled out at a luncheon on July 29. Others who have been added to the Comedy Conference line-up include “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Michael Schur, “30 Rock” co-head writer Robert Carlock, IFC VP of development and production Dan Pasternack, Fox co-head of comedy development Marcus Wiley, Comedy Central senior VP Jim Sharp, CBC head of comedy programming Jenny Hacker, Blip.tv senior director of programming Eric Mortensen, Break Media production executive Danila Koverman, and Cracked.com general manager Oren Katzeff. The confab runs July 28 to 30, as a sidebar to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, which is on now and continues until July 30.