Lacey Rose profiles previous and current Community show runner Dan Harmon for The Hollywood Reporter:
Asked about his recurring foot-in-mouth disease, Harmon grows serious. “I’ve always needed to express myself to strangers in order to feel OK about myself,” he begins. But the desire — need, even — to air his feelings and frustrations, often at the expense of others, runs deeper: “If I’m feeling pain inside, I say what I’m feeling; and when I say it in the way that I say it, it makes people laugh, and then that makes the pain go away,” he adds. “So whether it’s through blogging or talking into a microphone, it’s the thing that keeps me sane. I really look at it as a form of therapy.”
This is a great story about one of the more fascinating guys in Hollywood. Under his watch, Community was the most interesting sitcom on television, and his podcast Harmontown is equally engaging and interesting. I can’t wait to see what he does in his new/old/unique role.