Albert Brooks: Defending My Life. Courtesy of HBO.

Albert Brooks Showcases Legendary Life And Career In New HBO Documentary, "Defending My Life"

Albert Brooks, beloved comedian and actor, has been a comedy legend for many years, inspiring future generations of comedians. A new documentary honoring the famed icon, Albert Brooks: Defending My Life, is coming to HBO on November 11th. Rob Reiner, known for classics When Harry Met Sally (1989) & The Princess Bride, directed the new documentary. Check out a first look at the new documentary in the trailer above.

What's Albert Brooks' new documentary about?

The synopsis reads "since the late 1960s, Albert Brooks has been a major force in American comedy with his smart, sometimes absurdist, and truly unique sense of humor. From stand-up, to acting, to writing and directing short films, to his seven, iconic, original motion pictures, including “Modern Romance,” “Lost in America,” “Mother,” and more, Brooks has paved the way for future generations and remains a comedic force in a league of his own.


With testimonials from some of the brightest comedy talents and serious thinkers, as well as family and friends, Albert Brooks: Defending My Life, chronicles Brooks’ very early work all the way to present day. In this deep and personal conversation, Reiner and Brooks explore the origins and evolution of Brooks’ career, the impetus for his creativity, and the impact he has had on the world of comedy."

Who does Albert Brooks feature in his new documentary?

The new documentary has a stacked, star-studded list of comics & actors who credit Brooks as an influence in their careers.


Celebrity appearances in the new Brooks documentary include stand-up comedians & actors like Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, Wanda Sykes, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Steven Spielberg, Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, Larry David, Jonah Hill, Judd Apatow, Sharon Stone, Brian Williams, Anthony Jeselnik, Tiffany Haddish, Alana Haim, Nikki Glaser, James L. Brooks, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

When does Albert Brooks: Defending My Life premiere?

Watch the new documentary, Albert Brooks: Defending My Life, on HBO on Saturday, November 11th.

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