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Truth is greater than fiction. On 'Sup Doc comedians Paco Romane and George Chen interview interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries.

Truth is greater than fiction. On 'Sup Doc comedians Paco Romane and George Chen interview interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries.
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Truth is greater than fiction. On 'Sup Doc comedians Paco Romane and George Chen interview interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries.





ROCKTOBER continues with TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT. George visits director Tyler Hubby at his Echo Park home. Tyler spent over twenty years following Tony Conrad and decided to put it all into one documentary encompassing Conrad's life and art, as if there were a distinction between the two. We also talk about punk rock and mental illness, Tony Labat, getting multiple angles for beer, Faust, Bad Brains, Tony as Tupac, Crispin Glover, and mashing up different video...

Duration: 01:34:49

70 STOP MAKING SENSE w Tawny Newsome

ROCKTOBER all month long we cover music documentaries here at Sup Doc. George and Paco visit with actress/improviser/musician Tawny Newsome to discuss her experience cosplaying STOP MAKING SENSE-era Talking Heads for Documentary Now and in a cover band. We talk about Second City, her projects with Jon Langford (Mekons, Skull Orchard), the WOOZ of Vacaville, and recording with the legendary Muscle Shoals Swampers! Stop Making Sense (1984) is the concert film of the last Talking Heads tour,...

Duration: 01:22:32

Bonus Interview: THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON editor Tyler Hubby

George talked to Tyler Hubby about the work he did with Jeff Feuerzeig on The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which coincides with our Episode 69 with Kip Uhlhorn and Daniel's current tour (where his backing band changes from city to city and includes Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Doug Martsch of Built To Spill). Listen to this in addition to Episode 69 for some rounded out information. Since we recorded these interviews, The New York Times also reported on the recent death of Johnston's father...

Duration: 00:15:48

69 THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON w Kip Uhlhorn (Cloudland Canyon)

Sup Doc kicks off the jams w ROCKTOBER a month long line-up of music docs and great guests. We hit the stage with The Devil and Daniel Johnston with our guest, musician Kip Uhlhorn! The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about the noted American musician Daniel Johnston. It chronicles Johnston's life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his experiences with bipolar disorder, and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession. The film was directed by...

Duration: 01:34:41

What's Sup: Rocktober Spawned A Gremlin

Paco and George discuss all the important stuff in life plus our ROCKTOBER MONTH of shows! We have many great episodes planned on music documentaries all month long, and we kick Rocktober off with The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Next Week's guests are Kip Ulhorn and the film's editor Tyler Hubby. We also get into The Who, other docs we're watching and even some biopics like Snowden and The Founder that we both kind of hated and we also talk about George's recipe to Tuna Salad which leads...

Duration: 00:38:32

68 MAN VS SNAKE w David Huntsberger

We're joined this week by comedian and podcaster David Huntsberger, who just got back from doing a show in Edinburgh. David wanted to talk about Man Vs Snake, the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man's quest for the highest video game score ever. Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler is a 2016 documentary film directed by Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy. David Huntsberger is an American comedian, known as co-host of the Professor Blastoff podcast and host of the...

Duration: 01:28:36

NEXT WEEK 9/18: 68 MAN VS SNAKE with comedian David Huntsberger (Prof Blastoff, Reactor TV)

September 18th we drop episode 68 of Sup Doc! Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen chat with comedian David Huntsberger (Prof Blastoff, Reactor) and we explore the world of competitive gaming with the documenatary MAN VS SNAKE - The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler currently on Netflix...So grab some dip, open those Cheetos and pour yourself a cup of Mountain Dew cause we're getting our game on! Again this episode airs Monday Sept 18...And also please show your support of Sup Doc by donating...

Duration: 00:01:26

67 MY BEST FIEND w Bucky Sinister

In celebration of Werner Herzog's 75th birthday Paco and George welcome (long time friend) the very talented writer/comedian Bucky Sinister to Sup Doc. Bucky was very excited to talk about one of his favorite docs My Best Fiend. My Best Fiend (German: Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski, literally My Dearest Foe - Klaus Kinski) is a 1999 German documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog, about his tumultuous yet productive relationship with German actor Klaus Kinski. It was...

Duration: 01:21:44

What's Sup: Tape Up Your Cameras

Next week's show Monday Sept 4th (Labor Day) we celebrate Werner Herzog's birthday with Bucky Sinister! The comedian/poet/novelist drops by to discuss his favorite documentary, 1999's MY BEST FIEND about Herzog's tumultuous working relationship with German actor/madman Klaus Kinski. We also discuss the protests, West Wing Weekly live show at the Castro, The Defiant Ones, Citizenfour, I Called Him Morgan, Hypernormalization, and upcoming shows. Paco's show The Charm Offensive Sept 13th at...

Duration: 00:28:32

66 FATHERLESS w Baron Vaughn

George and Paco visit Baron Vaughn in Los Angeles to talk about his new documentary Fatherless (2017, Dawn Porter). We learn about Baron's upbringing, his relationship with his mom, therapy, Boston comedy, being on Marc Maron's show, his ideas about masculinity, and the statistical baggage attached to being African-American and fatherless. The documentary includes appearances from Rain Pryor, Open Mike Eagle, and Lil Rel Howery. It's available on Fusion TV and Amazon Prime. Baron Vaughn...

Duration: 01:16:33

NEXT WEEK: 8/21 FATHERLESS with comedian and actor Baron Vaughn

Next Week August 21st on Sup Doc: Paco & George talk to comedian/actor Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3000, New Negroes) about his documentary Fatherless (2017, Dawn Porter). Baron is entering his 30s, in a serious relationship, and has lingering questions about the father he never knew. Raised by a single mother in New Mexico, the successful entertainer had to cobble together his ideas about masculinity from all sorts of non-traditional relationships, and...

Duration: 00:01:12

65 BEST OF ENEMIES w Allen Strickland Williams

George and Paco talk American politics with comedian Allen Strickland Williams. The strategies and rhetoric around campaigns, public debate, comedy in divided America, and the failures of the Left (ahem, Jon Ossoff) all come up in this discussion of Best Of Enemies. 'Best of Enemies' is a documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as...

Duration: 01:24:18

What's Sup: Idiot Cookbook

Paco and George go over upcoming episodes with Allen Strickland Williams (Best Of Enemies: Buckley Vs. Vidal 2015) and Baron Vaughn's documentary Fatherless. Other topics discussed: Knoxville scene report, FYF / Sleep - Dopesmoker, middle aged idiocy, favorite podcasts / Whatever Happened To Pizza At McDonald's?, What The Health, The Secret, Last Chance U, Handmaids Tale, American Anarchist. Please support Sup Doc by donating on our Patreon page!

Duration: 00:36:56

64 MUSCLE SHOALS w Howard Kremer

On episode 64 of Sup Doc hosts Paco Romane and George Chen sit down with the very talented comedian/musician Howard Kremer. They talk about the 2013 documentary Muscle Shoals celebrating Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The signature "Muscle Shoals sound" developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman." Howard and the boys also discuss Public Enemy, Hip Hop Evolution, docs vs biopics, high school band names,...

Duration: 01:09:25

What's Sup: Jaw Bless

Next Monday July 24th the King of Summah Howard Kremer joins us to talk MUSCLE SHOALS (2013, dir Greg Camalier) Hosts Paco and George discuss the forthcoming Jawbreaker documentary Don't Break Down, The Keepers on Netflix, The Defiant Ones, Ken Nordine, Master of None, and the Vivian Maier estate. You can also get George's new comedy ep Word Origami when you contribute $5 to our Patreon page! https://www.patreon.com/supdocpodcast The Marc Maron interview we reference is with Jonathan...

Duration: 00:45:07


Hosts Paco Romane and George Chen are joined by Alamo Drafthouse LA programmer Bret Berg to discuss The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Penelope Spheres), SNL, Los Angeles, and other sidetracks. As a programmer for Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming Los Angeles location, Bret produces and hosts Alamo’s preliminary pop-up screenings in town. As well, through his service to the American Genre Film Archive (Alamo’s non-profit sister organization), Bret works with...

Duration: 01:21:05

What's Sup The Decline of Podcasting

Paco and George let you know about the episodes they've banked with LA guests, next week's Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Penelope Spheeris) with Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles programmer Bret Berg, and a listener review of Batman & Bill .Also George's standup EP Word Origami is available for pre-order and will be made available to Patreon supporters. Check out our Patreon Marcus Savino's King Crimson birthday covers Thurs July 6th Episode 63 Monday July...

Duration: 00:16:14

62 LO AND BEHOLD w Kristina Wong

Paco and George sit down with comedian/artist Kristina Wong to discuss LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (2016). Along the way we learn about Kristina's practice, rapping in Uganda, trolling Trump on twitter, and our relationship to technology. Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he...

Duration: 01:04:55

What's Sup Prog Of War

NEXT WEEK 6/26: Episode 62 - LO AND BEHOLD with Kristina Wong Paco and George discuss Marfa, TX, Get Me Roger Stone, Gong, Cary Grant, Kodi, Showtime shows, Long Strange Trip, Adam West, conspiracy culture, and more. Will Scovill appears as the Voice of God. Theme song remix by Steven Westdahl http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1670937/ Gong meets Sherman Hemsley http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2009/03/05/george-jefferson-worlds-biggest-gong-fan/

Duration: 00:58:33

61 DETROPIA w Ahmed Bharoocha

On Ep 61 Paco and George sat down with comedian and actor Ahmed Bharoocha to talk about Detropia. It's a match made in Michigan! Detropia is a 2012 documentary film, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, about the city of Detroit, Michigan. It focuses on the decline of the economy of Detroit due to long-term changes in the automobile industry, and the effects that the decline has had on the city's residents and infrastructure. Conan and Comedy Central veteran Ahmed Bharoocha is half...

Duration: 01:10:52

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