See ‘Rick & Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Explain Writing, Kanye West & ‘Incels’ To MSNBC

Published on May 9, 2022



What’s the secret to a great story and a Hollywood hit? “Rick and Morty” and “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon explains why he believes most stories must follow a narrative circle format with “eight steps;” how his experiences clashing with corporate bosses and collaborating with Kanye West inform his work now; and how he came to understand and oppose “incel” culture in this MSNBC appearance. The extended, in-person interview with anchor Ari Melber, recorded during the coronavirus pandemic, features Harmon’s sharp, legendary wit as he trades stories and some fun barbs with Melber. (The in-depth discussion is one of several cultural conversations with artists and creators featured on “The Beat with Ari Melber.”) (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com).
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