Judd Apatow’s two-part documentary about the late comedian will air on the network twice, later this month. Shandling, who brought two highly inventive and influential TV comedies to Showtime and HBO with It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show, will return to premium cable once more via archival footage in The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling.
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.
Check out the trailer for The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling below:
“You’re either the happiest person I know,” Apatow once told his friend and mentor, Garry Shandling, “or you’ve completely lost your mind.” Shandling responded, “That’s about right.” Apatow executive produced and directed the documentary, which clocks in at a whopping 4 1/2 hours. Epic in scope and intimate in details, The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling promises to be a treat for fans of the comedian and a lasting tribute to a giant talent.
Apatow had access to plenty of the comedian’s personal journals, private letters, home videos and much more. Some of the other famous faces making appearances, some of which are featured in the trailer but most will act as fascinating talking heads during the monumental two-part air date.
The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling airs March 26 and 27 on HBO.