Frotcast 186: The Great Chicken Wing Hunt

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This week on the Frotcast, we’re joined in studio by comedian David Gborie and on Skype by Matthew Reynolds, director and star of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt, which hit theaters and OnDemand on Tuesday. Matt quit his job as a Reuters writer in Bratislava and dragged his Slovakian girlfriend back to his hometown of Buffalo to make a documentary about a search for the world’s best chicken wing, a cockamamie adventure that saw him spend 16 days in an RV with a Slovakian film crew, a professional eater, and a handful of odd fellas that all decided to dedicate their lives to chicken wings. After spending four days in an RV for the Gathering, I can’t imagine being cooped up in one with even more people eating nothing but chicken wings. For bonus points, he’s a FilmDrunk reader.

We also talk about Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt (points for theme unity!) which we all watched on Netflix. David Gborie tells us about his time with Juggalos in Denver, and the year in high school he spent living in a slum in Sierra Leone which leads us to wonder why the hell we didn’t talk about this part of his life sooner.

UPCOMING SHOWS: Come see me, Joe Sinclitico, TJ Miller, Brody Stevens, and Aparna Nancherla at the Hollywood Improv, January 23!