– by Gig Patta

Garry Shandling is a standup genius.

And he was a strong mentor to Judd Apatow for many years.

In the HBO’s documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Apatow pays tribute to his friend and mentor with this four-and-a-half hour long film that reveals conversations with Shandling’s friends and Family.

There are plenty of interviews including James L. Brooks, Jim Carrey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jon Favreau, Jay Leno, Kevin Nealon, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Silverman.

The documentary also include decades of TV appearances, along with personal journals, private letters and candid home audio and video footage that depicts him in a fascinating, funny, sad and authentic way.

LRM Online has an exclusive clip from HBO’s The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

The Blu-ray is available today.

Source: LRM Online

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.