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25

Apr
2014

In Press & News

By SBI

Neil Berkeley, ‘Harmontown’ Director, on Hitting the Road with Dan Harmon

On 25, Apr 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

Honesty has gotten Dan Harmon in trouble in the past — whether you’re a fan of his or not, you’re likely well-aware of Harmon’s much-publicized trials with “Community,” his meta-sitcom, beloved by critics and a small-but-diehard fan base. The show was taken away from him in May 2012, but honesty also seemingly ended up being his salvation, and not just because NBC hired him back to run the show’s fifth season in June 2013.

Somewhere along the way, the “Community” mantra-turned-meme of six seasons and a movie became 20 shows and a documentary. And much like another fan favourite ousted by NBC, Harmon decided to hit the road during the ensuing layoff, taking his nerd-friendly podcast Harmontown on a 20-city, 23-day cross-country tour with a documentary crew, his co-host Jeff Davis, fiancée Erin McGathy and personal D&D dungeon master Spencer Crittenden in tow. Bringing his brand of unfettered candour to the people with a barnstorming tour by way of group therapy, it was Harmon’s way of thanking the people who stuck with him throughout it all: his loyal fans.

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