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03

Oct
2014

In Press & News

By SBI

LA Magazine: Giving Harmontown’s Dungeon Master his Due

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

Harmontown is the rare documentary that doesn’t minimize its subject’s failings. Directed by Neil Berkeley (the director of the Wayne White doc Beauty is Embarrassing), the film follows Community showrunner Dan Harmon and his crew—his co-host, fiancée, producer, dungeon master (we’ll get to that in a moment)—on a cross-country tour as he records his Harmontown podcast in a different city every night. We see the famously mercurial Harmon perform to adoring audiences, but we also have the uncomfortable experience of watching him berate and hurt the people closest to him. “I’m his biggest fan, and I fired him,” says pal Sarah Silverman at one point. With that kind of focus, who can viewers root for? The documentary features an unexpected star.

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