When I wrote for Larry Sanders, Garry Shandling always talked about “writing from your core.” Whenever we got stuck, before we’d work on any jokes, he’d say, “What would really happen? What would the truth in this moment be?” He said “The Larry Sanders Show is about people who love each other, but show business gets in the way. ALL stories are about people who love each other, but something’s getting in the way. It’s ALWAYS about something blocking love.” It never would have occurred to me that that’s what Larry Sanders was about, but it made perfect sense. … That idea changed the way I look at ALL stories.
— Judd Apatow in Satiristas! (via leilacohanmiccio)