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 http://bit.ly/2FlZzO3 *
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