Tragedy + Time = Comedy 50 – Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Part 3)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
May 19, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Every frickin’ 24-hour news channels’ format is that now. We thought it would be made more weirder and more interesting if I were arguing naked and Lance were painting. So we’ve been having arguments, and Lance has started on a painting. We’ve had 4 sessions. He’s finishing up the base sketch. The sketch that underlies the painting. He decided that he wanted me to pose with pants one.
So I have a shirt off and pants on. It is still interesting. I hope it is a fascinating thing to watch a fine artist take about 60 hours to execute an excellent portrait. So that’s the Lance vs. Rick project. I am hoping and thinking we will argue about every possible hot button Liberal vs. Conservative topic by the time that the portrait is finished. After 4 sessions, we have argued about immigration, Islam, abortion, threats to America’s future.
We’ll hit all of the other topics that all of the controversy-based shows hit – tax policy. We made a list and it had over 60 topics. It had some standard ones and some weird ones, like robot girlfriends shaping the future. That’s it. To wrap it all up, I am hoping that I am going to promote this thing via a PR person. I found one. I hope this gets Lance, me and the director (J.D. Mata, camera guy). I hope this gets us some recognition, and that gets us some of each of us what we want.
Lance wants more art deals. J.D. wants more directing deals. I want exposure.
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American Television Writer
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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