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Fosston Public Library 921 SHA (Text) 33500013166194 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525510840
  • ISBN: 0525510842
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
"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.
Author Notes

Judd Apatow is one of the most important comic minds of his generation. He wrote and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (co-written with Steve Carell), Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40; he directed Trainwreck; and his producing credits include Superbad, Bridesmaids, and Anchorman. Apatow was also the executive producer of Freaks and Geeks and HBO&;s Girls, and he created Undeclared and co-created the Emmy Award-winning television program The Ben Stiller Show. He is the author of Sick in the Head and editor of the collection I Found This Funny. Judd Apatow lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two daughters, Maude and Iris.

Subject: Shandling, Garry.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Jewish comedians > United States > Biography.
Actors > United States > Biography.
Shandling, Garry.
Actors.
Comedians.
Jewish comedians.
United States.
Genre: Biography.

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