Cole Knowlden, Kenyon Adamcik, and Kwamin Marshall are three comics who explore bad self-help advice and then try to use in their own lives

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Intro/The Gentleman's Guide To Life

September 24, 2018

Show Notes:

Link To Book Welcome to I'll See You In Help's inaugural episode! Each week we’ll review some bad self help advice and then try to use it in our own lives and see what happens. Cole Knowlden reads the self help before recording, goes over it with Kwamin Marshall and Kenyon Adamcik during the first half of the podcast, and then they report back a week later during the second half. We open this episode by introducing who we are and where we are in life. Cole talks about growing up in rural Washington state, leaving for the University of Chicago, and finding a job as a Engineer before starting standup comic. Kenyon talks about starting standup as a teenager in North Carolina and then moving to Chicago a couple years later to further his standup career, Kwamin talks about leaving Florida after high school to start doing standup in Chicago. We then start looking at the The Gentlemans Guide to Life by Steve Friedman, who used to be the Senior Editor at GQ. First we talk about what it means to us to be a gentlemen and if that’s a title that men still aspire to. As we get into the book, Steve Friedman’s idea of a gentleman appears to be a man who uses big words, who shallowly knows the plots of some famous books, and having dinner parties (but only you have a woman help you). He also talks in detail and at length about the myriad ways to handle erectile disfunction or premature ejaculation (the squeeze technique), which seem to be common problems for gentlemen. One week later… Kwamin and Kenyon talk about trying to use the big words Steve Friedman suggested at their work. Kwamin described cooking fried chicken as ‘jejune’ to his coworkers. Kenyon says he used the phrase ‘hopeless nihilistic’ to describe the free sandwiches in the break room being eaten before he showed up. Unfortunately their coworkers didn’t consider them gentlemen after these wordy displays. Subscribe, Rate, and Review on iTunes - Link Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook