These are turbulent occasions to be a person.
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, media figures similar to Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose and actors like Kevin Spacey have been tossed from their highly effective perches as stunning allegations got here out about their conduct.
It’s nice that these paragons of abuse have been uncovered, however a lot of media and society have taken the backlash in opposition to males previous these perpetrators. Immediately, males are the brand new class of villains. Males are mocked and derided in TV exhibits, motion pictures and commercials.
Others worry expressing themselves in any respect. Simply ask Matt Damon.
It’s time for a present that can assist cleared the path to making a optimistic center floor, for males to return collectively and discuss concerning the points that have an effect on them whereas having numerous laughs within the course of. That present is “Man UP” which I created alongside Antonio Delgado.
The hour-long present, airing Saturdays from eight to 9 p.m. PST on KRLA 870AM, already tackled such sizzling matters because the Jussie Smollett hate crime controversy, the ridiculous rise of transgender athletes and the large nationwide college-admissions bribing scandal.
The present additionally praised former President Obama for a speech given to younger African-American males, former “Every day Present” host Jon Stewart for testifying on behalf of extra health-care funds for 9/11 first responders and nominated each Heroes and Boneheads of the Week alongside the best way.
Every information subject is mentioned from the perspective of what life classes they characterize (in addition to being humorous). Principally it’s like “The View” for guys, with an amazing visitor every week within the second half.
We’ve already performed host to “Conan” head monologue author Brian Kiley, founding member and drummer of the legendary band Chicago Danny Seraphine, “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, rock legend Rick Springfield, and comedy enterprise mega-manager Barry Katz, who helped make Dane Prepare dinner the largest comedian on the planet.
Black conservative famous person Alfonzo Rachel joins the present on their March 30 episode.
April and Might episodes will embrace Adam Carolla, former “Esquire” journal editor and bestselling humorist A.J. Jacobs, mega-comic Tom Papa, Arsenio Corridor and Henry Winkler of “The Fonz” fame.
“I feel proper now within the media there’s actually no house for guys to speak about issues that matter to them, or in the event that they do it’s condescending,” says Delgado, an immigration lawyer who supervises workplaces in Atlanta, Las Vegas and throughout Southern California. “I wish to create an area the place we will get collectively and talk about these items and have an excellent time.”
To seek out out extra about “Man Up” and listen to previous episodes, go to www.manupshow.web.
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