Fresh Air For Nov. 11, 2019: Judd Apatow Reflects On His Mentor, Comic Garry Shandling Hear the Fresh Air program for November 11, 2019

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Filmmaker Judd Apatow describes his mentor, the comedian Garry Shandling (above), as a perfectionist: "He just could not just be chill and make it easy on himself. He wanted everything to be amazing." Bonnie Schiffman/HBO hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

"He completely changed my life," Apatow says of his mentor. It's Garry Shandling's Book, which Apatow edited, explores the insecurities and personal trauma that Shandling turned into comedy.

Filmmaker Judd Apatow describes his mentor, the comedian Garry Shandling (above), as a perfectionist: "He just could not just be chill and make it easy on himself. He wanted everything to be amazing." Bonnie Schiffman/HBO hide caption

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After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

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