When Garry Shandling passed away in 2016, he was widely remembered
as a top stand-up comic and the star of two of the most innovative
sitcoms in TV history. But to those who knew him, the “real” Garry
Shandling was a far more complex person. Now, Judd Apatow has
created a remarkable portrait of this iconic comedian in the
four-and-a-half-hour documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry
Epic in scope and intimate in detail, The Zen Diaries of Garry
Shandling features conversations with more than 40 of Shandling’s
family and friends, including James L. Brooks, Jim Carrey, Sacha
Baron Cohen, David Coulier, Jon Favreau, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon,
Conan O’Brien, Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman, and
four decades’ worth of TV appearances, along with personal
journals, private letters and candid home audio and video footage
that reveal his brilliant mind and restless soul.
This movie looks amazing. I cannot wait to see it.