As a fledgling journalist, Theroux made his first appearance on screen in 1994, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects for Michael Moore’s TV Nation. With his inimical combination of self-deprecation and insight, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in worlds as diverse as racist US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, the violent gangs of Johannesburg and extreme drinkers in London.
In 20 years of working, he has spent time with inmates at San Quentin prison and Miami jail; gambled with high rollers at a Las Vegas mega-casino; stalked game with trophy hunters on South Africa's wild animal farms; and spent time getting to know dementia patients and their families in Phoenix, Arizona.
Adam Buxton is a British comedian, actor and director, appearing in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son of Rambow, as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. He is the host of The Adam Buxton Podcast, and, along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish, he is also one half of award-winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995. He is currently working on book containing humorous essays and stories about his life and career thus far.
For ages 16+
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This talk is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).