Love letter to a comic icon

Judd Apatow (left) went on to work for Garry Shandling (far left) on The Larry Sanders Show after interviewing Shandling for his high-school radio programme as a teenager.
Judd Apatow (right) went on to work for Garry Shandling on The Larry Sanders Show after interviewing Shandling for his high-school radio programme as a teenager.PHOTO: HBO

Judd Apatow's four-hour Emmy-nominated documentary on the late Garry Shandling shows the comic to be a great friend and human being

Film-maker Judd Apatow has made a sprawling four-hour film about the late comedy icon Garry Shandling that is up for three Emmys next month, including Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Directing for a Documentary.

And he thinks every minute of it is justified when it comes to telling the story of "one of the most important comedy minds of all time" - a man who was also his mentor, boss and friend.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'Love letter to a comic icon'. Print Edition | Subscribe