Zweibel said he's not ready to accept the fact that he won't hear his friend's voice in real life any longer.
He taught himself to be a ham radio operator and was a "self-described nerd." Shandling's first job, Michael said, was writing ads for Japanese ad agency Dentsu.
As a kid, Shandling adored his big brother, Barry, who was three years older and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a toddler.
Also in attendance were HBO's Richard Plepler, Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes, UTA's Martin Lesak (Shandling's longtime agent) and David Kramer, and Shandling's longtime publicist and close friend Alan Nierob of Rogers & Cowan.
Aside from Shandling himself, the person who got the most attention of the night was Judd Apatow.
And when my body breaks down too, he will give me notes on my speech." Author, security expert and Shandling pal Gavin de Becker didn't need any notes on his speech.