• Comedian

Ep 74 WE JAM ECONO with comedian Nick Stargu

To know Nick Stargu (or DJ Real) is to love him! Nick is a friend of the show (he appeared on our LIVE Sketchfest episode 2 years ago) and is a very talented comedian and musician. Nick brought to us We Jam Econo the revealing doc that looks back at the history of the influential 1980s punk band the Minutemen. Read More
  • Press

Sup Doc Featured on Splitsider!

The cool comedy news website Splitsider featured us in their comedy podcast roundup with a sweet write up about Ep 73 Some Kind Of Monster with comedian Dana Gould! The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding,... Read More
  • Comedian

Ep 73 SOME KIND OF MONSTER with legendary comedian Dana Gould

On Ep 73 rounding out our Rocktober music doc series, Paco and George sat down with the brilliant writer and comedian Dana Gould. They talked about the 2004 Metallica doc Some Kind of Monster which Dana rightfully described as "the best documentary ever made about marriage". They also get into a discussion about therapy, his favorite jokes from The Simpsons, JFK, divorce, stage worthy jokes, father figures, Brian Wilson, John Lennon, and so much more!  Read More
  • Musician

Ep 72 HIP-HOP EVOLUTION with musician Ed Balloon

Host George Chen sat down with Boston-based musician Ed Balloon to discuss the documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution. We learn about Ed's start in music, The Get Down, Russell Simmons' socks, Nigeria, and much more. Ed's latest EP Flourish just came out on Deathbomb Arc. Read More
  • Director

Ep 71 TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT with director Tyler Hubby

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, water polo, and mashing up different video formats. Read More
  • Rocktober

Rocktober! Month long music doc series!

ROCKTOBER! We talk music docs with great guests! Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast with comedians Paco Romane and George Chen Ep 69 – The Devil and Daniel Johnston with musician/composer Kip Uhlhorn (Bonus interview... Read More
  • Actor

Ep 70 STOP MAKING SENSE with actor/musician Tawny Newsome

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 Talking Heads 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! Read More
  • Musician

Ep 69 DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON with musician Kip Uhlhorn

Sup Doc kicks off the jams with 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! (With a guest appearance from Jack). 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 Jeff Feuerzeig, edited by Tyler Hubby, and produced by Henry S. Rosenthal. Read More
  • Sup Doc

What’s Sup October is Rocktober!

Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast What’s Sup: Rocktober Spawned A Gremlin On 0ur newest What’s Sup Paco and George meet to discuss all the important stuff in life plus our ROCKTOBER MONTH of shows!... Read More
  • Comedian

Ep 68 MAN VS SNAKE with comedian David Huntsberger

On Ep68 we talk with comedian David Huntsberger about Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler 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. The film premiered on September 27, 2015 at Fantastic Fest Film Festival, followed by a Canadian premiere on April 17, 2016 and a worldwide release on June 24 of the same year. The film follows players as they try to accumulate a billion points on the 1982 arcade game, Nibbler, a feat first achieved by Tim McVey in 1984. Read More

Roger Ebert’s book on Herzog

News for Herzog and Ebert fans! Chaz Ebert announced the publication of a book collecting the legendary film critic’s essays on Herzog films and transcripts of interviews. The two men had massive respect for each... Read More
  • What's Sup

What’s Sup: Tape Up Your Cameras

What’s Sup – Documentary news and chatter, Tape Up Your Cameras edition. 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... Read More

Joan Didion documentary forthcoming on Netflix

Joan Didion never shied away from making herself the center of her stories, but news about a forthcoming documentary on her very private life in her own words has the internet slavering. The 82-year-old author... Read More
  • Comedian

Ep 66 FATHERLESS with comedian/actor Baron Vaughn

On Ep 66 Paco and George met up with the talented and hilarious  Baron Vaughn to discuss the documentary Baron made called Fatherless. In America, one in four children grow-up in homes led by single mothers. This was the case for actor/comedian/writer Baron Vaughn (‘Grace and Frankie’) who, with the support of his mother, chose not to let a statistic define him and set out on a quest to search for the father he never knew. Baron’s journey and the revelations about his upbringing are chronicled with a flair for both the comedic and heartfelt in the new doc. Read More
  • Comedian

Ep 65 BEST OF ENEMIES with comedian Allen Strickland Williams

On episode 65 we sat down with comedian Allen Strickland Williams to discuss and dissect BEST OF ENEMIES and the relationship between two colossal minds and ideological opposites William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vida. Their series of riveting, nationally televised debates ushered in a new era of public discourse and pundit TV. Read More
  • What's Sup

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 and Paco’s LOST WEEKEND. FYF /... Read More
  • Comedian

Ep 64 MUSCLE SHOALS with comedian 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, and Jello Biafra. Read More
  • What's Sup

What’s Sup: Jaw Bless

Every other Monday we check in with our listeners with an even less formal talk between George and Paco catching everyone up on Doc news, comedy shows, and our upcoming episode. Speaking of which: Next week July 24th the King of Summah Howard Kremer joins us to talk about the documentary MUSCLE SHOALS (2013, dir. Greg Camalier) Read More

George’s debut comedy record Word Origami

George’s first comedy EP, Word Origami, is now available on iTunes, streaming sites, and as a download for Sup Doc Patreon supporters! He had a nice interview on KQED Arts with Kevin Jones last week.... Read More
  • Producer

Ep 63 DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II with Bret Berg

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). As a programmer for Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming Los Angeles location, Bret produces and hosts Alamo’s preliminary pop-up screenings in town. Read More

What’s Sup The Decline of Podcasting

Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast 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... Read More
  • Comedian

Ep 62 LO AND BEHOLD with comedian 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. Read More
  • What's Sup

What’s Sup Prog Of War

Paco and George discuss Marfa, TX, Get Me Roger Stone, Gong, Cary Grant, Kodi, Showtime shows, Long Strange Trip, Adam West, conspiracy culture, Prog Rock and more. Will Scovill appears as the Voice of God. Read More

Sup Doc Featured on Splitsider!

The cool comedy news website Splitsider featured us in their comedy podcast roundup with a sweet write up about Ep 73 Some Kind Of Monster with comedian Dana Gould! The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding,…

Rocktober! Month long music doc series!

ROCKTOBER! We talk music docs with great guests! Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast with comedians Paco Romane and George Chen Ep 69 – The Devil and Daniel Johnston with musician/composer Kip Uhlhorn (Bonus interview…

Roger Ebert’s book on Herzog

News for Herzog and Ebert fans! Chaz Ebert announced the publication of a book collecting the legendary film critic’s essays on Herzog films and transcripts of interviews. The two men had massive respect for each…

What’s Sup: Tape Up Your Cameras

What’s Sup – Documentary news and chatter, Tape Up Your Cameras edition. 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…

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