Comedian Scott Rubin Named Editor of

Posted on July 14, 1999

National Lampoon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of J2 Communications has announced the appointment of Scott Rubin, veteran comedy writer, as Editor of -- an online comedy network set to launch in the Fall. Scott will be overseeing creative direction and original content for the site.

Rubin brings a broad background in comedy writing and interactive development to His material has appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and MTV. In addition, Rubin has worked closely with Gary Shandling in developing standup routines, has written and co-produced on CBS's Midnight Hour comedy/variety show, and served as a Comedy Consultant on Columbia Pictures' feature Punchline. Rubin also was editor-in-chief and founder of the critically acclaimed Laff Track magazine.

"I'm looking forward to carrying on the proud tradition of biting satire and devastating parody established by our founding editors, Doug Kinney and Henry Beard," says Rubin. "The Web offers us the opportunity to raise the bar established by these comedy greats and I look forward to helping create the edgiest, most over-the-top site in cyberspace."

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