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Former Glendale Community College student Dan Harmon returns to campus that inspired his hit NBC television series, "Community"

Glendale News Press
Former Glendale Community College student and comedic writer Dan Harmon returned this week to the campus that inspired his popular NBC television show "Community," screening an un-aired episode and encouraging students to "follow your laziness."

In a casual forum that could be best described as part inspirational speech, part stand-up comedy routine, Harmon told the standing-room-only audience that creative people have the most success when they give themselves the time and license to explore ideas.

"My belief is to not so intensely focus on what you maybe think you should be doing, and focus a little more on what you would do it if you could do anything you wanted," Harmon said.

A rising comedic star, Harmon has written for "The Sarah Silverman Show" and the Academy Awards. Last year, NBC picked up "Community," a sitcom about an eclectic group of teachers and students at a community college called "Greendale."

Harmon attended Glendale Community College for a semester and a half in 2003, taking classes in biology, psychology and Spanish. His show was "emotionally" inspired by his biology study group, Harmon said, which consisted of himself and two Armenian American students a decade his junior.
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