The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

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When 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. read more
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When 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 ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING, which debuts in two parts in March, exclusively on HBO. 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.

Original Release

03/26/2018

Cast

Directors

Judd Apatow

Writers

Judd Apatow

Cast

Sacha Baron Cohen Himself
James L. Brooks Himself
Jim Carrey Himself
Dave Coulier Himself
Jon Favreau Himself
Jay Leno Himself
Kevin Nealon Himself
Conan O'Brien Himself
Bob Saget Himself
Jerry Seinfeld Himself
Sarah Silverman Herself
Garry Shandling Himself (archive footage)
Judd Apatow Himself
Mike Shandling Himself - Garry's Cousin
Eric Cohen Himself - Producer, Welcome Back Kotter
Merrill Markoe Herself - Writer
Gavin de Becker Himself - Friend
Lewis Smith Himself - Friend
John Markus Himself - Writer, The Larry Sanders Show
Chuck Schumacher Himself - Garry's Friend

Producers

Editors

Joe Beshenkovsky

2018 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program Nominated
2018 Emmy Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special Won
2018 Emmy Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
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