When Garry 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.
In 2016, comedy legend Garry Shandling's unexpected death sent shockwaves through the entertainment world. Although he is widely remembered as a top stand-up comedian and the star of one of TV's most innovative sitcoms, "The Larry Sanders Show," to those close to him, the "real" Garry Shandling is far more complex. Shandling's longtime friend and onetime mentee, Judd Apatow, has created a remarkable portrait of an iconic comedian in this revealing two-part documentary. The film features a wealth of insights from Shandling's personal diaries, along with reflections by his closest friends, family and collaborators.