Sup Doc A Semi-Serious Documentary Podcast Great Docs. Interesting People. Strong Opinions.
Started in 2015, Sup Doc was created by Paco Romane. Comedian and long time doc lover, Paco Romane decided to watch all of PBS’s Top 100 documentaries. Afterwards he looked for a podcast that was like people talking about docs at parties. So he created Sup Doc and asked fellow SF comedian George Chen to join him.
So now Doc Dorks Paco Romane and George Chen chat with interesting people with strong opinions about their favorite documentaries. Just like at parties. They talk to some of the most talented people from the world of Television, Film, Music and more. You’ll learn a lot about a doc and even more about their guests. This isn’t your run of the mill comedy-recap-interview-documentary podcast and may quite possibly be the only one like it!
The guests are as varied as the documentaries they cover: Dana Gould and Some Kind Of Monster, Todd Glass about Religulous, Wayne Federman recaping Crumb and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, Meagan Koester and Weiner, the band Yacht about Tickled, Jamie DeWolf, great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, about Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Maximum Fun/Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn about Errol Morris’ Fast Cheap and Out Of Control plus comedians Amy Miller, Henry Phillips, Ryan Singer, Josh Fadem, Molly Sanchez and many more!
Paco Romane‘s authentic, engaging, and unpredictable style has established him as an audience favorite. He is a comedian, writer, improviser, producer director and actor currently residing in San Francisco and Los Angeles which makes him bi-polar! Get it? Cause of the north and south thing…Moving on…He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Drunk History and many national commercials and films. He has made countless festival appearances including the San Francisco Sketchfest Comedy Festival (2004-Present), Outside Lands Festival, Gulf Coast Comedy Festival, Comedy Day and LaughFest. He was twice voted “Best Comedian” in San Francisco by The SF Weekly and SF Bay Guardian. His comedy show The Romane Event Comedy Show is one of SF’s longest running and highly lauded comedy shows. The Romane Event brings together the best of Bay Area comedians — from veterans, legends to up-and-comers — and national acts for a night of big laughs. He was also a long time company member of Killing My Lobster, San Francisco’s premier sketch comedy group.
Paco has written for The Gilbert Gottfried Roast and his comedy has been profiled on NBC Bay Area, NPR “Forum”, SF Examiner, SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian, Time Out SF, 7×7, San Francisco Magazine, Spinning Platters and many others! His debut comedy album Shaped Like A Thumb and his documentary podcast Sup Doc are available on iTunes. He has worked with many of the top names in comedy including: Robin Williams, Norm MacDonald, Todd Glass, Dana Gould, Scott Adsit, Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, Margaret Cho, Arden Myrin, Bob Rubin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Meaney, Janet Varney, Jeff B Davis, Ron Lynch, Laraine Newman, Rick Overton, Hal Sparks, Jake Johannsen, Nate Bargatze, Moshe Kasher, Bobby Slayton, Robert Hawkins, Will Durst, Maria Bamford…phew..name dropping can be exhausting. You can see him perform regularly at The SF Punch Line, The Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Rooster T Feathers. Paco likes to play a little b-ball on the weekends and he’ll probably order another round of wings.
“Paco’s comedy is a mash-up of all things comedy – improv, sketch, stand up, you name it.” – SF Sketchfest.
“Paco is one of the Bay Area’s greatest comedians” – Spinning Platters
George Chen is a writer and comedian who has performed at SF Sketchfest, Put Your Hands Together, Huebel and Scheer’s Crash Test, The Porchlight Storytelling Series, and SFMoMA. He’s been on TV on HBO’s Looking and Viceland’s Flophouse. He also ran The Cynic Cave and helped build the EquiTable app. He helps run Giant Robot Comedy Night and Night Comedy in Los Angeles. He used to play in bands and run a record label. He and his girlfriend have an orange cat.
Email us and tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on or if you have a doc we should cover or a guest we should have on – or you’re just lonely and want to have a nice conversation. Either way we’d love to hear from you.