Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast
83 - MAN ON WIRE w Alex Hooper
Mar 19, 2018 · 1 hr 9 min
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Our guest is comedian Alex Hooper here to talk about the Academy Award winning documentary Man On Wire.

Man On Wire is a 2008 documentary directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles Philippe Petit‘s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center. The film is crafted like a heist film, presenting rare footage of the preparations and still photographs of the walk, alongside re-enactments and present-day interviews with the participants.

Alex has a strong connection to this doc: he recently started slack-lining and we uncover the connection between performing comedy and walking on a wire without a net!

Alex has appeared on Roast Battle and Corporate on Comedy Central and his new comedy album Hugs. Drugs. Pugs is currently available on ASpecialThing Records and all streaming services!

*We are co-presenting a special Oakland screening of The United States Of Detroit on Tuesday April 17th at the New Parkway, with director Tyler Norwood and comedian Karinda Dobbins on panel. Tickets are at *

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