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GeekNation: Review: ‘Harmontown’ Is Definitely Worth Watching, But Not For The Reason You Think

On 03, Oct 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

When writer/creator Dan Harmon was unceremoniously fired from his hit series “Community” two years ago, he decided to take his “Harmontown” podcast on the road by grabbing his crew (Erin McGathy, Jeff B. Davis, and Spencer Crittenden) and renting a tour bus – all while working on pilots for CBS and Fox.

Thanks to director Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing), we get to see what happened on that tour, and see Dan Harmon in all his glory – warts and all.

The documentary (also named Harmontown) features interviews with close friend and writing colleague Rob Schrab (where they worked together on shows like “The Sarah Silverman Program”) and Silverman herself (where at one point she talks about why she had to fire Harmon from her show) as well as Steve Agee, Chris Hardwick, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and many more. It also reveals footage of Harmon and his friends from as early as 1999, including a segment on the ill-fated “Heat Vision and Jack,” a pilot destined to be a cult hit that was never picked up. And as you’d expect, there’s some great insight into Harmon’s personality by the cast of “Community,” too.

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