- NEW YORK
Bicoastal production company Honor Society has signed comedy director Josh Ruben for U.S. commercial representation. A five-time Webby award winning actor, writer and director, he has directed and starred in assorted shorts for comedy megasite CollegeHumor and has brought that signature dialogue-driven humor to the commercial space. His Swiss army knife, comedic skill set can be seen in work for such brands as Geico, Lucky Charms, Vitamin Water, Ford, TurboTax, NFL, Vogue and Columbia Sportswear.
Ruben recently directed half of the upcoming Netflix action/comedy series, The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving: The Apocalypse, executive produced by Matt Damon and Peter Berg. Ruben is also one of the founding producers of The Woodstock Comedy Festival, a non-profit event in his hometown of Woodstock, New York, which donates proceeds to the fight against domestic violence and human trafficking. He has already directed a number of projects with Honor Society, including campaigns for Michaels and the Bronx Zoo.
Honor Society managing partner Megan Kelly said, “Josh’s background in sketch comedy really comes through in his effortless comedic timing across all his directorial work. He’s a natural with casting and working with talent and we are thrilled to have him as a part of the Honor Society team.”
In addition to his writing/directing work, Ruben’s podcast, The Mindhouse, part of Jake & Amir’s HeadGum network, debuted its first live show at SXSW in 2016. As an actor, Ruben 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 as a lead in independent feature film What Children Do, an official selection of the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival. Ruben’s acting background in sketch comedy and improv provides him with a particularly skilled radar for comedic virtuosity in casting, which can be seen in his well timed comedy work across short form, film and branded content. Ruben previously directed commercials as a part of the directing duo Josh and Vince.