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Author Shandling, Garry, author.

Title It's Garry Shandling's book / edited by Judd Apatow.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2019]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  792.7028092 SHA    DUE 02-08-21
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  792.7028092 SHA    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 457 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The only Jew in Tucson -- College, Carlin, and careers -- Go West, young funnyman -- From nearly dying to killing : Garry becomes a stand-up -- Heeere's Garry! -- This is the chapter about Garry's show -- Finding Larry -- "Everybody has a curtain" : The Larry Sanders show -- "What could go wrong?" : Garry makes some movies -- Garry's third act -- Garry Shandling in progress -- Thank you, Garry.
Summary "Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show, broke new ground and influenced future sitcoms like 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and his stand-up laid the foundation for a whole generation of comics. There's no one better to tell Garry's story than Judd Apatow--Garry gave Judd one of his first jobs on The Larry Sanders Show and remained Apatow's mentor for the rest of his life--and the book expands on his brilliant HBO documentary, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, which won the 2018 Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Here, Apatow has gathered up journal entries, photographs, and essays for a close-up look at the artist who turned his gaze back onto the world of show business to create a new language of comedy writing. Beyond his success, though, Shandling struggled with fame, the industry of art, and the childhood loss of his brother, which forever affected his personal and professional life. A heartwrenching letter to his brother, written in his journal as an adult, is the emotional center of this book that runs the gamut from hilarious observations to deep spiritual inquest. His diaries show Shandling to be very self-aware and insightful, revealing a lesser known philosophical and spiritual side. Contributions by comedians and other leading lights of the industry, including people who grew up with Shandling and many who owe their careers to him, along with never-before-seen pieces of scripts that never made it to production and bits of stand-up from Shandling's writing that he never performed, shed new light on every facet of his life and work. This book is a testament to the lasting impact of Garry Shandling"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Shandling, Garry.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Jewish comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Apatow, Judd, 1967- editor.
Added Title It is Garry Shandling's book
ISBN 9780525510840 (hardcover)
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