Ep 70 STOP MAKING SENSE with actor/musician Tawny Newsome

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Sup Doc A Documentary Film Podcast with comedians Paco Romane and George Chen

ROCKTOBER all month long we cover music documentaries here at Sup Doc

George and Paco visit with actress/improviser/musician Tawny Newsome to discuss her experience cosplaying STOP MAKING SENSE-era Talking Heads for Documentary Now and in a Talking Heads cover band. We talk about Second City, her projects with Jon Langford (Mekons, Skull Orchard), the WOOZ of Vacaville, and recording with the legendary Muscle Shoals Swampers!

Stop Making Sense (1984) is the concert film of the last Talking Heads tour, shot in Los Angeles and directed by Jonathan Demme. Considered one of the best live concert films of all time!

Tawny Newsome is a series regular on Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, frequent guest on Comedy Bang Bang and Spontaneanation, and a singer who collaborates with Jon Langford, most recently on Four Lost Souls on Bloodshot Records. Tawny can be seen in “The Comedy Get Down” and plays “Nina” the tour manager to real life comedy titans and Comedy Get Down comedians DL Hughley, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, the late great Charlie Murphy and George Lopez.

Documentary Now! is an American mockumentary television series on IFC, created by Saturday Night Live alumni Fred ArmisenBill HaderSeth Meyers, and director Rhys Thomas, with Armisen and Hader starring in the series and Thomas co-directing. The series spoofs celebrated documentary films by parodying the style of each documentary with a similar, but fictitious, subject.

TAWNY NEWSOME – REEL from Tawny Newsome on Vimeo.

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