I didn’t read a lot of comics, but Scud and La Cosa Nostroid were kinda my jams. That they were co-written by Dan Harmon, who went on to create Community, is 1) fuhgeddabout it, and 2) not talked about enough. Next thing, you’re gonna tell me Sam Kieth is, like, Vince Gilligan’s childhood best friend or something.
It[Dan Harmon’s Harmontown podcast]’s not stand-up, it’s not theater, and it’s not a lecture, although sometimes it feels like all those things. (Maybe not theater.) It’s filed under “comedy” in iTunes, which isn’t wrong, but its best moments belong in some imaginary genre alongside books like Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station and Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?, the parts of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast where you’re listening to Marc Maron talk to himself about Marc Maron, the self-deconstructive nonfiction of David Shields’s last few books, maybe the instantly legendary “cancer set” comedian Tig Notaro recorded at Largo last year, maybe Frank Ocean’s Channel ORANGE — autobiographical work that derives its charge from a compulsion to confess, narrated from an in-the-moment POV by people not particularly concerned with their likability. (via Dan Harmon and life after ‘Community’ - Grantland)