Tragedy + Time = Comedy 51 – Things Guys Like (Part 1)

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Tragedy + Time = Comedy 51 – Things Guys Like (Part 1)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

May 22, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: So in college, trying to become a better person, or at least a person worthy of being in a relationship, I took four women’s studies classes, which is almost enough for a minor – which, now that I say it, is quite inadequate.

I have been active in pro-feminist causes for the past 40 years. At the same time, later on, I wrote for The Man Show, which was a Comedy Central’s, Jimmy Kimmel’s, and Adam Carolla’s celebration of men as men.

While also being a swipe at men as men, people see the man show on its surface, by its recognized surface points of being about guys and what guys like, without realizing that it is subversive.

In that, it was making fun of what guys like. Now, it was probably or less successful in that than its surface characteristics because more people recognized The Man Show as a celebration of guy stuff, of guys drinking beer on TV, and women jumping on trampolines.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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