Jeff B. Davis
Dan Harmon, Jeff B. Davis, Spencer Crittenden and special guest Rob Schrab joined us at Cradle-Con in June 2018, performing a special episode of their Podcast Harmontown. You can find that episode right here.
The creator and producer of the NBC sitcom
and co-creator of
Rick and Morty
Jeff B. Davis
Performer on the improv comedy show
Whose Line is it Anyway?
and Goblin Hero
The Dungeon Master
Co-creator and game master on
Scud: The Disposable Assassin, co-writer of Monster House, and co-creator of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program and Channel 101.
A brief history of
Founded in 2011, Harmontown is a monthly live podcast hosted by Dan Harmon featuring co-host “Comptroller” Jeff Davis and "Dungeon Master" Spencer Crittenden. By 2013 it took to the road and by 2014 became a movie, the second documentary by director Neil Berkeley, following his first release “Beauty Is Embarrassing“ which premiered at South By Southwest.
Jeff (left), Spencer (middle), and Dan (right) at a live recording of their Dungeons & Dragons show HarmonQuest.
Harmontown began as a monthly live comedy show in Los Angeles, California at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics, a landmark of the LA comic book scene for over 20 years. The podcast has since become a near-weekly podcast after Harmon's departure from Community.
Harmontown is largely improvisational. The show evolved into what Harmon and Davis call "live therapy sessions" for Harmon, as he discussed with Davis a variety of topics, from anecdotes about his family to commentaries on the the entertainment industry as well as his many works within it. The show frequently features many guests to help drive the discussion. On its fifth airing, the show began having a regular Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) session at the end of each episode.
Special guest Erin McGathy joins the crew at a Harmontown viewing in Atlanta, GA.
This led to the introduction of Spencer Crittenden, who leads their D&D segments, having extensive knowledge of the game. Crittenden happened to be an audience member when Harmon and Davis asked for assistance from the crowd with how to play D&D. Crittenden gradually became a part of the main cast. He was then hired as an assistant to Dan Harmon and even stars in his own show HarmonQuest in which he is the "Dungeon Master" for a roleplaying game where Harmon, Davis, and a celebrity guest will partake in.