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Josh Ruben is a 5-time Webby award winning actor, writer, and director best known for appearing in and/or directing thousands of shorts for comedy megasite, CollegeHumor. Josh recently wrapped his first feature, "SCARE ME" which he wrote, directed and starred alongside Aya Cash ("You're The Worst") and Chris Redd ("Saturday Night Live"). He also directed half of Netflix action/comedy series, "The Green Beret's Guide To Surviving: The Apocalypse" executive produced by Matt Damon & Peter Berg as well as sketches for "The Late Late Show" with James Corden. As a commercial director, Josh has helmed hundreds of spots for clients like Geico, Lucky Charms, Michaels, Comedy Central, and most recently, a DiGiorno pizza campaign starring Jay Pharoah.

Josh was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Just for Laughs New Faces Creators panel. He is listed in Paste Magazine’s “The 15 Best You Made It Weird Episodes” in reference to a 2-hour interview where Josh and Pete Holmes (HBO's "Crashing") do ridiculous impressions, warranting its own Thanksgiving re-release on Nerdist. Josh's podcast, The Mindhouse, part of Jake & Amir’s HeadGum network, debuted its first live show at SXSW in March 2016. Josh was the subject of two Splitsider articles: “Josh Ruben Should Be a Snapchat Superstar" and the other singing praises of his short film, FREDDY DERRYL: "Like Fargo, Freddy Derryl boasts a quiet, inimitable indigenousness that could’ve only come to hilarious fruition in these sets of hands."

RECENT FILM/TV CREDITS: "Greener Grass" (Sundance 2019), "Unbreakable" (SXSW 2018), "What Children Do" (Cinequest 2017). He appeared opposite Adam Devine in Season 3 of "Adam Devine’s House Party" on Comedy Central, as the son of Chris Elliott and Amy Sedaris in Go90's "Thanksgiving" and voices the character of Scratch the dog catcher on Nick Jr. show, "Sunny Day."

Josh is one of the founding producers of The Woodstock Comedy Festival, a non-profit event in his home town of Woodstock, New York, which donates all proceeds to the fight against domestic violence and human trafficking.

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contact

joshruben@gmail.com

Brian Steinberg (Artists First) - bs@artistsfirst-ny.com

Taryn Ariel (ICM) - aariel@icmpartners.com

Matt Ambrosia (PARADIGM - VO) - mambrosia@paradigmagency.com

Honor Society (U.S. COMMERCIAL DIRECTING) - megan@honorsociety.tv

Oceana Studios (COMMERCIAL DIRECTING - ASIA & MIDDLE EAST) -

dannysawaf@oceanastudios.com

directing

I've directed a sh*t ton of sketches & narrative short films. Recently, I directed a Netflix series called "The Green Beret's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse" produced by Matt Damon & Peter Berg! I also directed some sketches for "The Late Late Show" with James Corden. Check out some faves:

 

COMMERCIALS

I direct commercials, too! I'm on the roster at Honor Society.

mindhouse podcast

Great guests and funny voices with Josh Ruben. The Mindhouse Podcast is kind of like “WTF” but less articulate.  New episodes Tuesdays! Intro track by my sister, Rachael Yamagata!

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