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07

Oct
2014

In Press & News

By SBI

Dorkshelf: Interview: Dan Harmon

On 07, Oct 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

I didn’t plan on going for drinks and pub grub with Dan Harmon, but I gladly went along with it. When I met him in the lobby of the hotel where he was staying, I was under the assumption that I was going to get the customarily brief 15 to 20 minute interview most subjects give to reporters. I never expected it to turn into an almost 90 minute sit down where almost nothing was off limits.

Then again, I’m not entirely surprised that Harmon, who was in a great mood as he bounded out of the hotel on the walk to our dinner time meeting with a joyous “everything from here on out is on the record,” would be generous with his time to make sure he got every last word out that he possibly could. In Toronto to promote the release of the documentary Harmontown (now available to stream online and playing at the Bloor Hot Docs cinema through this Thursday) and for a recording of his wildly popular podcast of the same name, Harmon seems every bit the person who can come across as arrogant and volatile, but also remarkably polite and giving at the same time.

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