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Scott Rubin is the Editor-in-Chief of National Lampoon, the most recognized brand in humor. Rubin’s tenure began in 1999, when he created the award-winning National Lampoon Dotcom as an outlet for the NatLamp’s cutting edge comic sensibility. The site’s content was entered into the Smithsonian Institute for best exemplifying American satire in the weeks following the 9-11 attacks, and has been awarded “Best of the Web” from the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, USA Today, CNN and The Wall Street Journal. In his five years running the website, Rubin has created, written and produced nearly 600 animations, videos, and written pieces. The site is ranked as one of the most popular entertainment internet destinations, with a monthly audience that exceeds 800,000 readers.
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Rubin is also charged with creating, developing, writing and producing other projects in the grand tradition of National Lampoon’s blockbuster movies and ground breaking magazine. Mr. Rubin’s latest venture, National Lampoon’s Big Book of Love, and National Lampoon’s Big Book of True Facts are the first original books from National Lampoon’s own imprint (Ruggedland) in almost a decade. He serves as Editor and contributor for both titles.
Rubin also writes and produces television shows for National Lampoon Networks (NLN), a college cable channel seen by nearly 5 million college students. He executive produces the #1 rated Master Debaters, an irreverent, innovative debating show featuring celebrities, local personalities, and real college debaters. His other television productions include: Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Game Show Network’s highly-touted National Lampoon’s Funny Money; Writer, Co-Executive Producer and Co-Star of The Pitch, a pilot for AMC; Writer/Producer of National Lampoon’s Greek Games, for NLN and Executive Producer of National Lampoon’s Anti-Comedy Committee, NatLamp’s first televised sketch show for the NLN.
Rubin is currently in development on several new projects.
Rubin got his start in the comedy business writing for over 40 stand-up comedians, including Gary Shandling. He was one of the most sought after writers in Hollywood and was dubbed the “Comedy Doctor” by the comedy community. Columbia Pictures hired him as the Comedy Consultant on the well-known movie Punchline.
Rubin continued his comedy career, performing his one-man show Toxic Memories to sold-out crowds in Los Angeles. At the same time, Rubin designed computer games for Electronic Arts where he earned a Parent’s Choice Award and the Interactive Arts & Sciences Award for best game design. This served him well, as he is currently writing and producing National Lampoon’s first homegrown video game with Activision.
Rubin is originally from Buffalo, NY and received his BFA in Cinema from the University of Miami. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family and his undying love for the Buffalo Bills.