One of the first really big gigs that Judd Apatow got was coming aboard The Larry Sanders Show. As such, Garry Shandling played a significant role in his life beyond just being a big time fixture in comedy to admire from afar.
The passing of Shandling came and went quickly, without very much warning, but Garry’s life and career are something to marvel at.
To show people how marvelous it really was, he made an in-depth documentary featuring personal journals, video, etc. coupled with conversations with those closest to Shandling.
The result is The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. You can get a taste of how deep Apatow goes with this trailer.
Look for the premiere on Mon., March 26 at 8PM on HBO.