Sup Doc: A Documentary Podcast
55 - CRUMB w Wayne Federman
Apr 17, 2017 · 59 min
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Paco and George are thrilled to have the comedy legend Wayne Federman over to talk about his favorite documentary CRUMB. Crumb is Terry Zwigoff's (Ghost World) first documentary about godfather of underground comics Robert Crumb. This 1994 doc soon expands its scope to the Crumb Brothers (Maxon and Charles) and ends up going many unexpected directions. Zwigoff and Crumb played in the Cheap Suit Serenaders. Wayne Federman is an American comedian, actor, author, comedy writer, and musician. He is noted for numerous stand-up comedy appearances in clubs, theaters, and on television; a biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich; and supporting comedic acting roles in The X-Files, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Step Brothers. He was the head monologue writer for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in its first season. Crumb is about the experiences and characters of Robert Crumb and his family, particularly his brothers, as well as Robert’s wife Aline Kominsky-Crumb and his children. Jeffery M. Anderson (later critic for the San Francisco Examiner) called Crumb “the greatest documentary ever made.” The movie chronicles Crumb’s career, highlighting his creations “Keep On Truckin’” and Fritz the Cat, and his pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Interviews with his family members and ex-girlfriends (such as Kathy Goodell), and commentary from critics like Robert Hughes and Trina Robbins, as well as selections from Crumb’s vast artist output, shed light on Crumb’s psychology and darkly cynical perspective on life. Closing song - "True Blue Lou" performed by R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders.

Bonus Patreon talk with Wayne - https://www.patreon.com/posts/8931644 - we talk about Reagan, John Carpenter, soda tasting, Kurt Russell, Tickled, physical media, and much more!

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