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Judd Apatow Makes Bizarre Prince Penis Joke At Garry Shandling Tribute

The going got purple when director compared the deceased stars.
Judd Apatow jokingly compared the, ahem, equipment of Prince and Garry Shandling.
Judd Apatow jokingly compared the, ahem, equipment of Prince and Garry Shandling.

Comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow made a heartfelt comparison between Prince and Garry Shandling at Shandling's memorial Sunday. Then came the purple zinger.

In addressing a star-packed tribute to Shandling -- the comedian and "Larry Sanders Show" star who died at age 66 in March -- Apatow invoked the music icon who had passed away days before the tribute.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the background at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in L.A. was lit purple at one point, setting the stage for the "Knocked Up" and "Trainwreck" director to connect the two men.

"It's odd that Prince just died because Garry and Prince were very similar," Apatow said, per GQ. "Garry was the prince of comedy. He was mysterious, complicated, sexually ambiguous, and an amazing performer who may or may not have been high the entire time. He had great hair. Both [Garry and Prince] stood up against the man to get their shit back. And both were sexy as a motherfucker. The Larry Sanders Show was Garry's Purple RainIt's Garry Shandling's Show was his Dirty Mind. The only difference between the two men was that Garry had a huge cock."

Judd Apatow, pictured during a comedy routine April 20, pointed out the similarities -- and perhaps one key difference -- bet
Judd Apatow, pictured during a comedy routine April 20, pointed out the similarities -- and perhaps one key difference -- between Prince and Garry Shandling.

"That's the joke Garry would have wanted," Apatow added.

According to Variety, Sarah Silverman, Brooke Shields, Warren Beatty, Ray Romano, Billy Crystal, Kevin Nealon and Jeffrey Tambor were among the attendees. And they all got to hear a Garry Shandling/Prince dick joke.

Judd Apatow says Garry Shandling (pictured in 2008) would have enjoyed his bawdy compliment.
Judd Apatow says Garry Shandling (pictured in 2008) would have enjoyed his bawdy compliment.
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