Community creator and showrunner Dan Harmon could have done any number of things after he was unceremoniously dumped from his own NBC TV show in 2012. Instead, Harmon set off on a cross-country tour in support Harmontown, the comedy podcast he co-hosts with Jeff B. Davis. They brought along filmmaker Neil Berkeley to capture it all for the new documentary, Harmontown, the exclusive trailer for which you can watch above. While the comedian admits there were dark times following his dismissal from the beloved sitcom — which helped launch the careers of such stars as Donald Glover and Gllian Jacobs, and which led to a public spat between Harmon and cast member Chevy Chase — the 41-year-old Harmon says he didn’t have any reservations about letting the cameras in on his rebound attempt.
“Calling all scientists: The planet only has so much time left…We’re all dying, uhhhhhh, we’re not going to make it to the moon, uhhhhhhh, the globals are warming, the tides are rising, uhhhhhhhhhh, AIDS is airbourne, or at least by the time you hear this, maybe it will be…All I’m saying is, before we die…could someone just make a pill that makes your finger nails stop growing?”— Dan Harmon (Harmontown Ep. 113 ‘FlagCop’)
“You “journalists” out there, I hope this maybe is a warning shot across the bow - I saw some good journalism going on out there, cameras out in the street going “oh shit, we’re getting fuckin shot at! they’re grabbing our cameras and they’re tearing them apart” - so here’s an idea, maybe now we can emerge from this age of neo-yellow-journalism? Because guess what? no matter on “their side” you are, they ain’t ever gonna be on your side when the chips are down. They’re gonna tear your fuckin cameras apart, so be a fuckin journalist even in times of peace, because they’re gonna fuck you over as soon as they wanna beat somebody. Be a journalist.”—Dan Harmon