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The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)

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Judd Apatow presents an emotional two-part in-depth look at the life, career and complex internal struggles of his loving mentor, the influential stand-up comedian and actor Garry Shandling, based on Shandling's personal diaries.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry Shandling ... Himself
Judd Apatow ... Himself
Kevin Nealon ... Himself - Comedian
Mike Shandling Mike Shandling ... Himself - Garry's Cousin
Eric Cohen Eric Cohen ... Himself - Producer, Welcome Back Kotter
Merrill Markoe Merrill Markoe ... Herself - Writer
Gavin de Becker ... Himself - Friend / Author (as Gavin DeBecker)
Lewis Smith ... Himself - Friend / Actor
John Markus John Markus ... Himself - Writer, The Larry Sanders Show
Jim Carrey ... Himself - Actor
Bob Saget ... Himself - Comedian
Dave Coulier ... Himself - Comedian
Jay Leno ... Himself - Comedian / Talk Show Host
Chuck Schumacher Chuck Schumacher ... Himself - Garry's Friend
Bruce Grayson ... Himself - Friend / Makeup Artist
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Garry Shandling passed away in 2016, leaving behind legions of fans and peers who remember him as a top stand-up comic and star of two of the most groundbreaking sitcoms in TV history. One of those people is director/executive producer Judd Apatow , who pays tribute to his friend and mentor by creating this four-and-a-half hour documentary. Intimately revealing and detailed, "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)" includes conversations with more than 40 of Shandling's family members and friends, among them James L. Brooks, Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jon Favreau, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Conan O'Brien, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman. There are also decades' worth of TV appearances, along with personal journals, private letters and candid home audio and video footage that depict Shandling in a fascinating, funny, sad and, above all, completely authentic way. Written by Jwelch5742

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26 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Thank You Garry and Judd Apatow
13 September 2018 | by flydtwSee all my reviews

What a wonderful tribute to Garry. I followed Garry's life as a fan grabbing bits and pieces of what he gave us as we moved through the years. I was very sad when he died, but this documentary really connected all those little dots into a full fabric and created a broader connection that I am re-saddened has now gone dark. Excellent work. RIP


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