Read More: ‘Man Seeking Woman’ Creator Simon Rich on Romantic Comedy, Male Privilege and Monsters
But even then, Rich’s vision for “Man Seeking Woman” went beyond just one young straight white male’s struggles: “Initially it’s centered on Josh’s experiences in the world. As the season progresses you find that it’s a little less Josh-centric and a little less male-centric. Without giving too much away, I think the audience will be surprised by just how much females enter the show,” he said at the time.
Three years later,
The comedian died of a suspected heart attack, though an autopsy has not been performed yet, his agent Ryan Goldhar told Variety.
Rosato was born in Naples, Italy, in 1954. He joined the Canadian sketch comedy show “Sctv” (“Second City Television”) in the late 1970s, playing, among other characters, drunk TV chef Marcello Sebastiani. The Toronto-based sketch show was created by Second City troupe members.
Rosato went on to join the cast of “SNL” in 1981, a year after producer Lorne Michaels took a break from the NBC show. Rosato was the first cast member born outside of the U.S. and one of only three “Sctv” alumni to appear on “SNL,” along with Robin Duke and Martin Short. His tenure on the show lasted only one year (Season 6).
In the 1990s, he
Danitra Vance: 1985 - 1986. Recurring characters: "That black girl," and Cabrini Green Jackson, a professional teenage mother who gives advice on pregnancy. (She also died in 1994 from breast cancer). Check out this sketch -- not something they could pull off today.
Tim Kazurinsky: 1981 - 1984. Recurring characters: The landlord from Eddie Murphy's "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood," Father Timothy Owens, and network censor Worthington Clotman.
Mary Gross: 1981 - 1985. Co-anchor of Weekend Update (briefly). Recurring characters: Alfalfa in the "Little Rascals" sketches, Chi Chi, Celeste, and Siobhan Cahill.
Robin Duke: 1981 - 1984. Recurring character: Wendy Whiner. Also played Mr. T.
Jim Breur: 1995 - 1998. Recurring character: Goat boy. He was in those Goth Talk sketches.
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