Judd Apatow and Eddie Vedder are old friends so it’s not surprising that the two joined forces at this year’s Bonnaroo festival to pay tribute to the late Garry Shandling. During Apatow’s standup set at the festival’s comedy tent on Saturday, Vedder, who had some time to kill before Pearl Jam took the stage as co-headliner of the fest, joined the Trainwreck and 40-Year-Old Virgin director on stage where they set some of Shandling’s words and jokes to music.
Apatow teased the duo’s performance on his Instagram account, where he’s prolifically posted photos meant to honor his friend Shandling since the comedian’s death back in March.
Apatow and Shandling worked together on the latter’s seminal HBO series The Larry Sanders Show, which aired from 1993-1998. Apatow also was front and center on other Shandling tributes, including the organization of a final basketball game on Shandling’s home court where several of his fellow comedians played pickup over the years. He also played a significant role at Shandling’s memorial service in April, where he spoke along with a slew of other comic voices, including Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers and George Segal.
From the looks of Twitter, the duet with Vedder was a smash. Tough to imagine it being anything but.