||This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (August 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Education||University of Southern California|
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Writer|
Nicholas Rutherford (born 1985) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and co-founder of the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor. He regularly performs stand up and sketch comedy all around Los Angeles and New York. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live.
Rutherford is originally from Thousand Oaks, California. He attended college at the University of Southern California. There, he performed improv and sketch comedy with collegiate group, Commedus Interruptus.
In 2007, Rutherford came to together with Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Dave McCary to form the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor. Some of their videos include "My Mom's a MILF", "Is My Roommate Gay?", "Outrageous Fun", "420 Disaster", "This is How We Trip", "Toast", and "Unbelievable Dinner", a sketch based on the movie Hook.
The name Good Neighbor originated from an experience they had after a night of partying during their senior year of college. Bennett woke up to a knocking at his door. It was his neighbor; an old lady dressed in a muumuu with white curly hair, and glasses. She held up cigarette butts and starting expressing to Bennett how angry she was that they were on her lawn. She explained that her dog was very curious. She worried he would smell the cigarette butts and light on fire and then proceed inside and light her house on fire. In spite of how ridiculous her concerns were, Bennett didn't miss a beat and responded with: "It's wrong. It's morally wrong. I didn't know it was happening. I don't smoke. If I ever have friends over again, I will put up signs that say 'My neighbor has a very curious dog. Please don't throw your cigarette butts on her lawn.' What happened to you is not right. And I will do everything in my power to not let it happen again." After a pause, the old lady replied "Good Neighbor." Then she walked away and Bennett never saw her again.
Getting Doug With High
Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey
On April 30, 2014, Nick was a guest on Ryan Bailey's webseries Talking Marriage with Ryan Bailey.
Rutherford now lends his talents to FOX as he is both a voice actor and writer for the animated Sunday show at 9:30 Golan the Insatiable where he wrote the fourth episode in the 2015 season, "Shell Raiser."
- McCarthy, Sean L. (2014). "SNL hires Nick Rutherford to reunite, write with his Good Neighbor mates". The Comic's Comic. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
- Robinson, Will (2015-09-21). "'SNL' writers shuffle: Mike O'Brien leaves, six newcomers added". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
- "Nick Rutherford". Upright Citizens Brigade. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
- Violette, James (2011-01-23). "Student comedy group grabs attention". Daily Trojan. University of Southern California. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
- "Good Neighbor Exclusive Interview: The Partners Project Episode 28". Partners Project/YouTube. June 23, 2011.