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464 – Roger Nygard (Director and Editor: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep, The Office)

By February 28, 20212 Comments

Roger Nygard is perhaps best known for his acclaimed documentary Trekkies, about the most obsessive fans in the Universe. Nygard’s previous documentary The Nature of Existence, addressed the subject of the world’s philosophies, religions, and belief systems. Nygard has also directed television series such as The Office and The Bernie Mac Show. His work as a film editor includes Grey’s Anatomy, The League, and Emmy-nominated episodes of Who Is America? and Veep and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Nygard has made several other award-winning films, including the car-salesman cult-film Suckers, and a profile of UFO fanatics Six Days in Roswell, and now the documentary The Truth About Marriage, accompanied by The Truth About Marriage book. Most recently he co-produced and edited The Comedy Store, a documentary about the comedians who came though this world-famous LA club, as well as editing scenes from Borat 2 (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm).

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  • Gian Mercado says:

    As much as I respect and enjoy your opinions; I would suggest that you have some unresolved trauma from your upbringing. Most people who were taken care of financially and otherwise, dismiss the painful experiences that actually shaped your entire world view. Have you ever considered that your view on polyamory and relationships in general, have been shaped by dysfunctional relationships early onnin your life. This is just a suggestion and Istill think you are awesome, regardless!

    • Kinda hard to know what you mean, since you don’t really say anything concrete. What painful experiences are you referring to? What aspect of my world view? My parents married young, loved each other throughout their lives, and were very generous to me financially and in every other way.

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