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‘Avengers’ TV Takeover: While Marvel Movies Get Little Awards Love, Their Acting Stable Rules the Emmys

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‘Avengers’ TV Takeover: While Marvel Movies Get Little Awards Love, Their Acting Stable Rules the Emmys
Actors don’t sign up to play (or fight) a superhero for awards glory. But when you look at many of their careers, there’s a reason why — they don’t need to, because they already have statues on their mantels.

Over the last 10 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown from “that movie where Robert Downey Jr. wears a robot suit” to one of the most dominant forces in today’s pop culture, with (currently) 19 total movies of varying quality building a world of gods, heroes, superpowers, magic, aliens, and most importantly good people doing their best against the forces of evil.

Along the way to box office ownership, the McU has attracted a vast swath of acting talent, including some of Hollywood’s finest actors as well as emerging stars who were cast just on the cusp of fame. So many people have been enlisted in these films,
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Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Owner, Mother of Pauly Shore, Dies at 87

Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Owner, Mother of Pauly Shore, Dies at 87
Mitzi Shore, proprietor of The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and mother of Pauly Shore, has passed away at 87. Shore, who helped make the careers of some of the biggest comedians of all time, died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The Comedy Store confirmed the news in a statement. Here's what they had to say.

"It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore, the legendary Godmother of the world famous Comedy Store. Mitzi was an extraordinary businesswoman and decades ahead of her time who cultivated and celebrated the artistry of stand-up comedy. She was also a loving mother, not only to her own four children, but to the myriad of comedians who adored her. She leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy and has helped change the face of comedy."

Pauly Shore, her son and star of movies such
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Stand Up Comedy Matriarch Mitzi Shore Has Died

Stand Up Comedy Matriarch Mitzi Shore Has Died
Mitzi Shore, who founded the Los Angeles stand-up comedy club The Comedy Store in 1972, has died at age 87. She became a matriarch for a generation of comedians who began their careers on her stage and went on to become superstars. Comedians who graced her stage include Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Freddie Prinze, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Sam Kinison, Byron Allen, Andrew Dice Clay and Jim Carrey. The latter co-created the Showtime series…
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Stand Up Comedy Matriarch Mitzi Shore Has Died

Mitzi Shore, who founded the Los Angeles stand-up comedy club The Comedy Store in 1972, has died at age 87. She became a matriarch for a generation of comedians who began their careers on her stage and went on to become superstars. Comedians who graced her stage include Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Freddie Prinze, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Sam Kinison, Byron Allen, Andrew Dice Clay and Jim Carrey. The latter co-created the Showtime series…
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Garry Shandling’s Twitter Account Revived as Tribute Page

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Garry Shandling’s Twitter Account Revived as Tribute Page
Friends of the late Garry Shandling revived the comedian’s Twitter page on Friday, saying in a tweet that the page will become a tribute to Shandling’s career and will offer his fans a look at his personal writings. “Friends who love Garry, working with his estate, are opening up Garry’s Twitter,” read the first tweet on Shandling’s page since his death in March 2016. “We will occasionally tweet material from the writings, notes and journals he has left us: ‘Let life live through you. Presence. Compassion. Kindness.'” Also Read: Judd Apatow on the 'Deep Spiritual Underpinning' to Garry Shandling The announcement comes...
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After HBO Documentary, Garry Shandling’s Twitter Account Is Revived By Friends

Comedian Garry Shandling, who died suddenly in 2016, got a thoughtful and admiring tribute in a four-and-a-half-hour documentary directed by Judd Apatow, which premiered on HBO last week. Now, building on The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, a group of Shandling’s friends have reactivated his Twitter account and are sharing passages from the diaries that comprise the spine of the documentary. “Friends who love Garry, working with his estate, are opening up Garry’s twitter,&#8221…
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Garry Shandling's Twitter Account Reactivated by Friends

Garry Shandling will be sharing his jokes and life experiences via his Twitter handle once more, thanks to friends who reactivated the late comedian's account for fans.

On Friday, Shandling's account posted a tweet for the first time since his untimely passing in March 2016.

"Friends who love Garry, working with his estate, are opening up Garry’s Twitter. We will occasionally tweet material from the writings, notes and journals he has left us: 'Let life live through you. Presence. Compassion. Kindness,'" an unknown pal of Shandling's wrote on his account.

There has been a lot of reminiscing about the late comic lately among...
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Judd Apatow’s ‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ Is A Lovingly Indulgent Tribute

The ideal audience for “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” is someone who’s never heard of comedian Garry Shandling, but is predisposed to liking him. If you’re already a fan of Shandling’s, it’s unlikely that director Judd Apatow’s ludicrously long HBO documentary will shed much additional light on the comedian’s life and legacy. If you’re not attuned to Shandling’s brand of deadpan comedy, ‘The Zen Diaries,’ which often takes the humorist’s genius for granted, is decidedly not for you.
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Judd Apatow on the ‘Deep Spiritual Underpinning’ to Garry Shandling

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Judd Apatow on the ‘Deep Spiritual Underpinning’ to Garry Shandling
I’ve often wondered why the name Garry Shandling sparks a near-worshipful reverence from his fellow comedians. Within the profession, Shandling is regarded as a trailblazer, but also as someone who reached back to help the careers of his fellow artists. Shandling, who died on March 24, 2016 at age 66, was the star of the fourth-wall breaking sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” on Showtime from 1986 to 1990. He also starred on “The Larry Sanders Show,” an HBO hit that ran for six seasons from 1992 to 1998, and sent up the late-night talk-show format. His neurotic persona on both...
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‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ Review: Judd Apatow’s Doc is Like Going to a Funeral with the World’s Funniest People

‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ Review: Judd Apatow’s Doc is Like Going to a Funeral with the World’s Funniest People
It’s a natural response when someone passes away, whether they’re a public figure or not, that we shouldn’t have to wait until someone dies to salute them for their achievements in life. Garry Shandling certainly wasn’t unappreciated during his day. He had two seminal comedy series (“It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show”), had a formative standup career, and, for a time, was a fixture of late-night TV.

But Judd Apatow‘s new documentary “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” doesn’t solely focus on the career that audiences were familiar with. Using a chronological approach, Apatow outlines how Shandling‘s career was in many ways intertwined with the personal life that so many never got to see. So while this 4 1/2 hour film feels like a career overview for a man who was both loved and misunderstood, it’s also a rare
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'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling': TV Review

Watching HBO's terrific four-hour documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, it's hard to tell if the film is a promising start to Judd Apatow's next career as a nonfiction chronicler of comedy history and its psychology or if this was a one-off culmination of Apatow's personal and professional journeys to this point.

That isn't to say that Apatow turns Zen Diaries into an autobiography. Shandling was a essential and formative figure in Apatow's life, dating back to a radio interview when Apatow was still in high school and through decades of active mentorship. It isn't always the case that...
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Judd Apatow on ‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ and Speaking Out Against Industry Abusers [Interview]

Judd Apatow on ‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ and Speaking Out Against Industry Abusers [Interview]
Garry Shandling may be best known for The Larry Sanders Show, his landmark comedy about the world of late night talk shows. It was his second TV series, after the meta, fourth wall-breaking It’s Garry Shandling’s Show. Shandling was also a successful standup comic, guest host of The Tonight Show, and actor. To a younger […]

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I Worked for Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow’s Doc Shows a Man I Never Knew (Guest Column)

We are always two people: in public or in private, at work or at home, with friends or with family.

There were two distinct Garry Shandlings: the one I knew, briefly, while working on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and the one Judd Apatow knew, intensely, over decades. Judd’s Garry was his mentor and, later, his clay-footed shaman. My Garry was a passively malignant emperor who was charmingly self-deprecating about wearing no clothes. My Garry presided over a misogynistic writers room, where women (well, woman: it was just me) were called “slits” and where on one occasion, a flaccid penis was...
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I Worked for Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow’s Doc Shows a Man I Never Knew (Guest Column)

I Worked for Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow’s Doc Shows a Man I Never Knew (Guest Column)
We are always two people: in public or in private, at work or at home, with friends or with family.

There were two distinct Garry Shandlings: the one I knew, briefly, while working on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and the one Judd Apatow knew, intensely, over decades. Judd’s Garry was his mentor and, later, his clay-footed shaman. My Garry was a passively malignant emperor who was charmingly self-deprecating about wearing no clothes. My Garry presided over a misogynistic writers room, where women (well, woman: it was just me) were called “slits” and where on one occasion, a flaccid penis was...
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Zen and the Art of the Jump Shot: What I Learned From Garry Shandling (Guest Column)

On Monday, March 26, HBO will air the first part of The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Judd Apatow's documentary about the influential Larry Sanders Show creator and star, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack in March 2016 at age 66. Suli McCullough, who met Shandling while guest starring on that show and became a close confidante, shares his own memories here of the comedian.

My name is Suli McCullough. I’m a 50-year-old comedian, writer, actor, producer and father. I had the exceptional privilege of writing with my friend and mentor Garry Shandling.

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two...
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Judd Apatow Says Garry Shandling Achieved Zen Ahead of New HBO Documentary

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Judd Apatow says his late mentor Garry Shandling became a nicer, wiser guy toward the end of his life, which will be explored in a new documentary about the comedian. We spoke to Judd on "TMZ Live," and he gave us a rundown on what's behind his new project with HBO -- a 2-part documentary about his deceased pal and comedy great, Garry, that's airing March 26 and 27 on HBO at 8 Pm.  Judd tells us Garry's
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Peace, Love and Dick Jokes: Judd Apatow on 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling'

Peace, Love and Dick Jokes: Judd Apatow on 'The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling'
Garry Shandling had just paid for a tuna-melt sandwich when a dark one-liner about the human condition – about his human condition, anyway – popped into his head: "I was born in hospice." He liked it, maybe enough to use on stage, but with no notepaper available, he jotted down the joke on his tuna-melt receipt and stuffed it in a pocket. On a recent morning in Los Angeles, Judd Apatow reads from the receipt and grins. "That's pretty good," he says.

Almost two years ago, Shandling died of a heart attack
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Watch Judd Apatow Discuss Gritty Details of Comedy Process

Watch Judd Apatow Discuss Gritty Details of Comedy Process
Judd Apatow defines comedy as "speaking your truth and revealing your darkest, deepest stuff that for most people they would keep hidden." Three decades and change into his career, the writer, producer and director will be sharing his insights in online courses for MasterClass. 

A trailer for his course focuses on Apatow's process and philosophies. "People should look at comedies as dramas, when they're writing," he says in the clip. "They should be stories that work just as well without any jokes." At another point he says to "ask yourself a lot of questions,
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‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ Trailer: Judd Apatow Digs into the Comedian’s Life and Legacy

‘The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling’ Trailer: Judd Apatow Digs into the Comedian’s Life and Legacy
Next month will mark two years since we lost comedian Garry Shandling all too soon at the age of 66. But rather than stewing about it this whole time, director Judd Apatow decided to pay tribute to the comedian who brought us fantastic stand-up comedy, The Larry Sanders Show, and a memorable senator turned Hydra […]

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Judd Apatow gets to a comic's heart in The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling trailer

Garry Shandling was one of the sharpest and most innovative American comedic minds of the past century, and his death two years ago at the age of 66 was, to put it mildly, a huge fucking loss for the planet. His disciple Judd Apatow knows that better than most, and is determined to ensure Shandling’s legacy gets its…

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