Dave Rubin

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Dave Rubin
Dave Rubin during a live Rubin Report taping at Politicon in Los Angeles, October 2015..png
Rubin during a taping of The Rubin Report at Politicon in 2015.
Born David Joshua Rubin
(1976-06-26) June 26, 1976 (age 41)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Binghamton University
Occupation Comedian, talk show host, blogger, radio personality, television personality
Years active 1998–present
Known for The Rubin Report
The Six Pack
Political party Democratic (before 2013)
Libertarian (2013–present)
Spouse(s) David Janet (m. 2015)

David Joshua Rubin (born June 26, 1976)[1] is an American political commentator, comedian, and talk show host. He is the creator and host of the political talk show The Rubin Report, formerly part of Ora TV[2] and The Young Turks Network.[3] He previously hosted The Six Pack podcast and radio show on Sirius XM Radio.[4]

Topics Rubin frequently comments on include political correctness, free speech, politics, mass media, religion, foreign affairs, and what he considers to be the ideological split between liberalism and progressivism.[5]

Early life[edit]

David Joshua Rubin was born on June 26, 1976 in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a 'fairly secular Jewish household on Long Island.'[6] He spent his adolescence in Syosset and then resided on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for 13 years.[7]

In 1994, Rubin graduated from Syosset High School. In 1998, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Binghamton University in Vestal, New York.[8]

Career[edit]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

In 1998, Rubin started his career in comedy doing stand-up and attending open-mics in New York City. In 1999, he became an intern at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.[9]

Rubin in 2012

In 2000, Rubin continued his career at the New York-based Comedy Cellar.[10] Later that year he joined with other Comedy Cellar comedians to create a public-access television series, a news program parody called The Anti-Show which was secretly filmed at NBC Studios in 30 Rockefeller Plaza.[11]

In 2002, he co-founded several New York City-based comedy clubs including Joe Franklin's Comedy Club and The Comedy Company in Times Square where he continued to do stand-up until 2007.[7]

Podcasting and social media[edit]

He was the host of two popular podcasts, Hot Gay Comics and The Ben and Dave Show. Both podcasts were turned into a television series on the here! television network.[12]

In May 2009, Rubin co-created and co-hosted a new podcast called The Six Pack, which went on to become a top podcast on iTunes.[13] In October 2011, The Six Pack was picked up by Sirius XM Radio and began its run as a live talk show until its end in December 2012.[14]

In 2013, Rubin was nominated by LA Weekly for a "Funniest Twitter" award.[15][16] His comedic and political tweets have been mentioned in Time,[17] Politico,[18] and Salon.[19]

Hosting[edit]

In January 2013, Rubin left radio and began his television career. He was offered his own politics and current events talk show, The Rubin Report, on The Young Turks Network and moved from New York City to Los Angeles, California.[20]

In 2014, while still hosting The Rubin Report, Rubin also hosted The Golden Girls Ultimate Fan Club, a weekly web-series on Logo TV.[21]

In 2015, Rubin moved his show The Rubin Report from The Young Turks Network to RYOT News. Shortly after, Larry King's Ora TV picked up the show which debuted on September 9, 2015.[2]

In an interview with author Sam Harris on The Rubin Report, Rubin cited Cenk Uygur's heated criticism of Harris as having "a good amount to do with why I left" The Young Turks.[22]

Politics[edit]

Rubin has described himself as a classical liberal.[23] In the 2016 presidential election he voted for Gary Johnson, but says he regretted this decision a few months after.[24] He has opposed elements of the progressive movement he identifies as the regressive left.[25] In an interview in March 2018, Rubin said he would vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 U.S. presidential election if a progressive like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Gavin Newsom is running against him.[26] Rubin also characterized Trump as a political moderate, saying "he's a Democrat in a lot of ways," and spoke favorably of Trump's cuts in government regulations.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Rubin publicly came out as gay in 2006, which he has referred to as his "defining moment".[28][29] In December 2014, he announced his engagement to producer David Janet[30] and the couple married on August 27, 2015.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bio_inc". Blogspot. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b Beatrice Verhoeven. "Dave Rubin's 'Rubin Report' Joins Larry King's Ora TV (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  3. ^ Jeff Klima. "The Young Turks Add Dave Rubin & Cara Santa Maria To Their Network". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ Paul Hagen. "The Six Pack". Metrosource. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Joe Rogan Experience #713 – Dave Rubin". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  6. ^ Rosen, Armin (June 20, 2016). Dave Rubin, the Voice of Liberals Who Were Mugged by Progressives. Tablet. Retrieved: May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Josh Abraham. "Dave Rubin, Comedian". Gothamist. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2005-07-12. 
  8. ^ "Binghamton university listed as "David J. Rubin"". Harpur.binghamton.edu. Archived from the original on 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Check out @NightlyShow Tonight". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-06-04. 
  10. ^ Awl Sponsors. "Funny Guy Dave Rubin Answers Our Questions". The Awl. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  11. ^ Jason Gay. "NBC's Top-Secret Show". New York Observer. Retrieved 2002-11-25. 
  12. ^ Wheat, Alynda (2008-03-14). "What to Watch". Entertainment Weekly. 
  13. ^ Brent Hartinger. "Interview: The Six Pack". The Backlot. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  14. ^ "The Six Pack". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  15. ^ Ali Trachta. "L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2013: Time to Vote!". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  16. ^ Ali Trachta. "L.A. Weekly Poll". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  17. ^ Madison Gray (2012-06-28). "The 13 Best Tweets About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling". TIME Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  18. ^ Patrick gavin. "Paul Ryan fishes for laughs with tweet". Politico. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  19. ^ Sarah Gray. "Colbert replacing Letterman makes Twitter explode: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and more respond". Salon. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  20. ^ Paul Hagen. "Post-Six". Metrosource. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  21. ^ "Logo TV launches The Golden Girls Ultimate Fan Club". New Now Next. Retrieved 2013-05-13. [permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Sam Harris and Dave Rubin Talk Religion, Politics, Free Speech (Full Interview)". OraTV. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  23. ^ "Milo Yiannopoulos and Dave Rubin Discuss Gay Rights and Cultural Libertarians". Ora TV. Retrieved 2015-10-08. 
  24. ^ "Dave Rubin on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-10. 
  25. ^ "Maajid Nawaz on Sam Harris and the Regressive Left". Ora TV. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  26. ^ "Colin's Last Stand Fireside Chats, Episode 29: One-on-One With Dave Rubin". 23 March 2018. Event occurs at 52:20 in the interview. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  27. ^ "Colin's Last Stand Fireside Chats, Episode 29: One-on-One With Dave Rubin". 23 March 2018. Event occurs at 51:20 to 52:10 in the interview. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  28. ^ "Funny Guy Dave Rubin Answers Our Questions". The Awl. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  29. ^ "Dave Rubin: Coming Out As Gay Was My 'Defining Moment'". Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  30. ^ "'Rubin Report' Host Reveals Some Very Big News". Huffington Post. 2014-12-23. 
  31. ^ "Oh, we got married the other day. No Biggie". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 

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