Sam Reich

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Sam Reich
Sam Reich Speaking at AOL Build Series.png
Reich in 2016
Born (1984-07-22) July 22, 1984 (age 34)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Producer, director, writer, actor, performer
Spouse(s) Elaine Carroll

Sam Reich (born July 22, 1984) is an American producer, director, writer, actor, and performer. He is best known for his work with CollegeHumor and the TV show Adam Ruins Everything.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Sam is the son of Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, and Clare Dalton, a retired law professor at Northeastern University.[2] His brother, Adam Reich, is a sociology professor at Columbia University.[3]

In 2000, Reich dropped out of Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School as a result of a clinical depression and in order to pursue acting.[4] Shortly thereafter, he moved to New York and founded the comedy group Dutch West, which focused on making comedy videos for the internet.[5] After being discovered by CollegeHumor in 2006, he was hired as Director of Original Content.[6] He was then promoted to President of Original Content along with the premiere of The CollegeHumor Show on MTV in 2009.[7]

In 2014, Reich founded Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor's offshoot production company, and moved CollegeHumor's video team to Los Angeles.[8] The company has since produced Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV;[9] Middle of the Night Show on MTV;[10] Time Traveling Bong on Comedy Central;[11] The Britishes on DirecTV;[12] I Want My Phone Back on Comcast's Watchable;[13] and Bad Internet[14] and Rhett and Link's Buddy System on YouTube Red.[15]

Reich is married to actress and writer Elaine Carroll,[16] who he met during summer camp in 2000.[17] Together, they have collaborated on the web series Very Mary-Kate[18] and "Precious Plum".[19]

With CollegeHumor, he has collaborated on music videos with "Weird Al" Yankovic[20] and former United States First Lady Michelle Obama.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2006–Present CollegeHumor Originals Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Actor CollegeHumor Digital Series
2006-2008 Street Fighter: The Later Years Executive Producer, Director, Writer CollegeHumor Digital series, 9 episodes
2007-2015 Jake and Amir Executive Producer, Director, Actor CollegeHumor Digital Series
2006-2009 Prank War Executive Producer CollegeHumor Digital series, 8 episodes
2009 The CollegeHumor Show Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Actor MTV Television series, 6 episodes
2011-2012 Troopers Executive Producer, Director, Actor CollegeHumor Digital series, 13 episodes
2010-2013 Very Mary-Kate Executive Producer, Director, Writer CollegeHumor Digital series
2013 Precious Plum Executive Producer, Director, Writer CollegeHumor Digital series, 13 episodes
2014 The Britishes Executive Producer, Director, Writer DirecTV Television series, 8 episodes
2015 Middle of the Night Show Executive Producer MTV TV series, 9 episodes
2016 I Want My Phone Back Executive Producer Watchable Digital series, 10 episodes
2016 Time Traveling Bong Executive Producer Comedy Central Television series, 3 episodes
2016 Bad Internet Executive Producer YouTube Red Digital series, 10 episodes
2016 Rhett and Link's Buddy System Executive Producer YouTube Red Digital series, 9 episodes
2014–Present Adam Ruins Everything Executive Producer, Actor TruTV Television series, 27 episodes

Accomplishments[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Work
2008 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award for Best Series The Michael Showalter Showalter
2008 ECNY for Best Short Minesweeper: The Movie
2010 People's Voice Webby for Best Series Jake and Amir
2010 Webby for Best Animation Pixar Intro Parody
2010 People's Voice Webby for Best Short Web Site Story
2011 People's Voice Webby for Best Humor Website CollegeHumor
2012 People's Voice Webby for Best Short Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Star Wars
2012 Webby for Best Short Siri Argument
2013 Telly Bronze Award Mitt Romney Style, Dora the Explorer Trailer, Save Greendale
2013 Telly Silver Award Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends
2013 Webby for Best Short Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends
2014 Telly Bronze Award GPS Prank, HBO Should Show Dongs
2014 Webby for Best Remix Music Videos Without Music
2014 Webby for Best Short Batman vs. the Penguin
2015 Ursa Major Award for Best Short Furry Force
2015 Telly Bronze Award Music Videos without Music
2015 Telly Silver Award Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam, If Google Was a Guy
2015 People's Voice Webby for Best Writing If Google Was a Guy
2015 People's Voice Webby for Best Short If Google Was a Guy
2015 Webby for Best Writing If Google Was a Guy
2015 Webby for Best Short If Google Was a Guy
2015 Telly Bronze Award FOIL
2015 Streamy for Best Cover Music Video FOIL
2015 Webby for Best Music Video FOIL
2016 Telly Silver Award Go to College Rap

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emily Sweeney (June 29, 2016). "Sam Reich is All About Funny Business". Article. The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Emily Sweeney (June 29, 2016). "Sam Reich is All About Funny Business". Article. The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Department of Sociology at Columbia University". Webpage. Columbia University. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Sam Reich (February 12, 2016). "Career Advice From a High School Drop-out CEO". Article. Fastco Create. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Dutchwest TV". Webpage. Dutchwest TV. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  6. ^ Spike Friedman (June 3, 2016). "Sam Reich on the Business of Staying Funny Online". Interview Transcript. Forbes. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Webpage. ProductionBeast. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Bradford Evans (January 27, 2014). "CollegeHumor Moves from NY to LA, Starts New Production Company". Article. SplitSider. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Denise Petski (December 7, 2016). "TruTV Rewnews 'Adam Ruins Everything', 'The Carbonaro Effect'; Greenlights Two New Series". Article. Deadline. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Sahil Patel (April 21, 2015). "MTV Orders Late-Night Comedy Show from CollegeHumor's Big Breakfast". Article. VideoInk. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Jenni runyan (January 6, 2016). "Comedy Central Greenlights "Time Traveling Bong," A Three-Episode Limited Series from "Broad City's" Ilana Glazer, Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs". Press Release. Comedy Central. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (October 23, 2014). "DirectTV Picks up 'Downton Abbey' Parody Series 'The Britishes' From Electus Digital". Article. Deadline. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  13. ^ ""I Want My Phone Back"". Webpage. IMDB. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Rae Votta (May 26, 2016). "CollegeHumor's 'Bad Internet' is a Dark, Dystopian Look at the Future". Article. The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  15. ^ "Rhett and Link's Buddy System Full Cast & Crew". Webpage. IMDB. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  16. ^ Jessica Goldstein (December 6, 2011). "'Very Mary-Kate' a hit on the Internet". Article. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  17. ^ "Sam Reich's Blog". Webpage. Tumblr. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  18. ^ Jessica Goldstein (December 6, 2011). "'Very Mary-Kate' a hit on the Internet". Article. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  19. ^ "Precious Plum: Honey Boo Boo Parody Series Full Cast & Crew". Webpage. IMDB. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  20. ^ CollegeHumor (July 16, 2014). "Exclusive "Weird Al" Yankovic Music video: FOIL (Parody of "Royals" by Lorde)". YouTube video description. YouTube. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  21. ^ CollegeHumor (December 10, 2015). "Go To College Music Video (with FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA!)". YouTube Video Description. YouTube. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  22. ^ "Sam Reich, President of Original Content, CollegeHumor, 27". Slideshow. Forbes. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  23. ^ Kent Gibbons (May 21, 2014). "'40 Under 40' Class of 2014 Named". Article. Multichannel News. Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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