But the crux of the episode is a broader thought experiment: Frank and Amy are actually simulations, one pair of a thousand digital versions of the real Frank and Amy, who in actual fact have never met each other.Their avatars are a way for a dating app to test their compatibility, and whether or not they elect to try and escape from the dome together decides whether they’re a match. It’s a twist that ties “Hang the DJ” to “USS Callister,” as well as “San Junipero” and “White Christmas” and all the other episodes that consider the replication of human souls.In just three months, comedian Scott Rogowsky has become a household name, thanks to the hot new app HQ Trivia.“From the get-go, I thought this could be the future,” Rogowsky told Page Six on Wednesday. The speed of it all is overwhelming and it’s truly incredible.” Rogowsky was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County.Self-driving buggies transport them to a cabin, where they’re given the option to sleep together, or not. But there are other questions hovering around: Why do Frank, Amy, and all these other attractive young adults live inside some kind of sealed dome, “Hang the DJ,” directed by the TV veteran Tim Van Patten, has the artificial-world sheen of “Nosedive,” with its brightly colored cabins, soulless restaurants, and ubiquitous talking devices.
But the twist leaves you pondering the ethics of creating a thousand digital people, only to erase them after they’ve fulfilled their purpose.
The show ran online for three years before he started a late-night talk show called “Running Late.” After 10 years of comedy in New York, Rogowsky decided he was going to try his luck in Los Angeles. “I never considered game show host as a career, but it’s fun because I get to inject some of my comedy into it,” he said. “I don’t know, if it gets to the point like Tom Cruise, who can’t walk down the street. It doesn’t seem fun when you can’t function in society … I’m very comfortable with the level of fame right now.
He was packed and ready to go before HQ offered him the hosting gig, which tapes live in Manhattan at 3 p.m. “People on Twitter are saying I should replace Alex Trebek. he’s got a fantastic job.” So what’s the overwhelming amount of attention been like for Rogowsky since becoming an overnight sensation? I would say let’s try to keep it at that.” As for his dating life, which many fans have been wondering about, he says, “The truth is, I’m dating, let’s put it that way.
I had never even considered it.” Immediately after college, he moved to the city in 2007 and tried to do the “broke stand-up comic thing,” but said he wasn’t cut out for a lifestyle of drinking and staying out until the early hours of the morning.
He turned to the Internet to showcase his talents by starting a sports/comedy talk show called “12 Angry Mascots” in 2011.