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Wastman's Fun Camp

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Reuben Glaser is a Chicago-based writer & comedian.

He was born in Milwaukee and has been referred to as "that humorist from Wisconsin" by Gawker, UpRoxx, and others. He is most well-known for his satirical and comedic writing endeavors. As a writer he has written for,, and was a regular contributor to the The Onion / AV Club.

His screenplay, Wastman's Fun Camp, was a quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition and will be released as a standalone graphic novel in the near future. He served as a co-writer for the satirical news series 'Friday Night Weekly,' where he appeared in a supporting role for its 3 season run from 2013 to 2015. He has also appeared in numerous other projects with frequent collaborator Jozef K. Richards of Kintou Media, including the limited spin-off series 'The Reuben Report,' which gained some level of attention from USA Today and others when he and Richards managed to get into the press pool of a Donald Trump presidential rally alongside CNN and MSNBC.

At the height of the 2012 presidential election, Reuben Glaser created the "Little Face Mitt" meme, which embedded itself into the internet zeitgeist and generated a fan base of millions during the election cycle. It was covered by Gawker,  UPROXX,  CollegeHumor,  Buzzfeed,  PostSecret, Mother Jones, Funny or Die, MSNBC, The Young Turks, The Washington Examiner and many others. International Business Times asked readers if it was one of the best political memes ever, and Mashable listed it as one of the 10 best political memes of 2012. The Obama reelection campaign were said to have used the images as computer backgrounds in their Chicago HQ. 

As an actor he has also appeared in Kintou Media's 'Batman And Jesus' and "Holy Shit," as well as the series "Poké Men & Women" as a member of a "Pokérobics" class, and alongside the comedy trio FND Films as the Mr. Mime expert Scientist Roger. As an actor in television, Reuben Glaser has appeared in a number of shows, including HBO's Lovecraft Country, FOX's "neXt," "Empire," Amazon Prime's Utopia, and AppleTV's Shining Girls as an archivist and coworker of Elisabeth Moss's character Kirby. 

Up until 2020, he produced, wrote, booked, and hosted the popular monthly comedy show "Joak Park" with Matt Henry at District Kitchen and Tap (DKT) in Oak Park, IL, which you can find out more about here, and read about in articles from The Chicago Tribune and The Wednesday Journal. 


Follow him on social media @reubnick

TV & Film Representation: Currently seeking representation
Literary Representation: Currently seeking representation

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