Dave Rubin Biography

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Birthday: June 26, 1976

Nationality: American

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: David Joshua Rubin

Born Country: United States

Born in: New York, New York, United States

Famous as: Commentator

Comedians American Men

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

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Spouse/Ex-: David Janet (m. 2015)

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Binghamton University, Syosset High School

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Dave Rubin is an American political commentator, “YouTuber,” TV host, and former comedian, best known for creating and hosting the popular talk show ‘The Rubin Report.’ He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Long Island. After graduating high school, he studied political science at the ‘Binghamton University’ in New York City. He then began his career as a stand-up comedian. He performed in New York City for a few years and began his TV career as an intern with ‘The Daily Show.’ He had been a staunch leftist earlier but later turned to conservatism. After forming many comedy clubs, he started his own talk shows and podcasts, such as ‘The Ben and Dave Show’ and ‘Hot Gay Comics.’ Since 2013, he has been running a show called ‘The Rubin Report,’ which was earlier telecast on ‘The Young Turks,’ a progressive media organization. In 2016, he moved the show to ‘YouTube.’ Despite being gay and supporting same-sex marriage, he calls himself a classic liberal.

Childhood & Early Career
Dave Joshua Rubin was born on June 26, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S., to middle-class Jewish parents. Soon after he was born, the family moved to Long Island, where Dave was raised in a highly secular environment, without any strong religious influence. Hence, he developed a progressive outlook early in his life.
He lived with his family in Syosset, Nassau County, New York. He graduated from the ‘Syosset High School’ in 1994. He also lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a while, before moving to Vestal, New York, to pursue his higher education. He had developed a keen interest in politics by then, which led him to pursue a degree in political science from the ‘Binghamton University,’ New York.

However, Dave Rubin initially did not opt for a career in politics, as he aspired to become a comedian. New York had a thriving stand-up comedy scene back then. He began his comedy career doing stand-up comedy shows at the open-mic events in the local comedy clubs. After a year, he began his TV career, interning with ‘The Daily Show’ (with Jon Stewart). However, along with his internship, he also continued his comedy career.

In 2000, he joined one of the most reputed comedy clubs in New York City, ‘Comedy Cellar.’ He began performing with the club regularly and befriended many comedians there. He collaborated with a few of them and came up with a show titled ‘The Anti-Show.’ It was a public-access TV series and showcased parodies of popular American news programs. Apart from Dave, many other comedians appeared on the show.

Dave Rubin continued with his comedy career in the following years and eventually established many renowned comedy clubs, such as ‘Joe Franklin's Comedy Club’ and ‘The Comedy Company.’ Even though he had begun working for TV, he never left comedy and continued to appear on stand-up shows until the mid-2000s.

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Career

He hosted the short running podcast titled ‘Hot Gay Comics’ in the late 2000s. He also hosted a podcast titled ‘The Ben and Dave Show,’ with Ben Harvey, which debuted in 2007. It was an LGBT-oriented interactive podcast, which was later turned into a TV series. The show also discussed a variety of topics.

However, the series was suddenly taken off air. Nevertheless, it paved way for another podcast, titled ‘The Six Pack,’ which debuted on ‘Sirius XM Radio’ in 2009. The hosts, Ben and Harvey, and the themes remained the same. The discussions on most episodes focused on LGBT issues, and by May 2009, it became the leading LGBT podcast on ‘iTunes.’

The show was recorded in New York City and ran successfully for 109 episodes. It was a huge success. The last episode of the show was aired in December 2012. After 2013, Dave found success with a solo show titled ‘The Rubin Report.’ In 2012, he set up his own ‘YouTube’ account. He began airing the show on his ‘YouTube’ channel in 2013.

Dave Rubin shot the videos at his studio in Los Angeles, California, and then uploaded them on ‘YouTube.’ The show was initially syndicated by the online network named ‘The Young Turks,’ a progressive and far-left network, delivering news reports and social and political commentary. Dave had good relations with ‘The Young Turks’ and consistently appeared as a host and commentator on many of their other shows.

Having developed a right-wing sentiment by then, he did not support the political leanings of the ‘The Young Turks.’ The founder of the network, Cenk Uygur, had a heated debate with Sam Harris over the relation between Islam and terrorism. Dave accused Cenk of being a liar, and over his discontentment with Cenk’s behavior, he quit ‘The Young Turks’ network in 2015.

Following this, Dave Rubin moved the show to ‘RYOT.’ It was later picked up by ‘Ora TV.’ In June 2016, Dave finally announced that he was going independent. Following this, he moved the show to ‘YouTube.’ Since 2019, the show is also being aired on ‘BlazeTV.’

The show is affiliated to the ‘Institute for Humane Studies,’ which provides most of show’s funding. Apart from that, he has a ‘Patreon’ channel on ‘YouTube,’ where his fan base contributes to his channel financially.

On ‘The Rubin Report,’ Dave Rubin often shares his personal opinions about news and politics and calls himself a “classical liberal,” which makes him fall into the category of modern-day conservatives. However, in the early few years of his association with ‘The Young Turks,’ he had associated himself with progressive politics.

Over time, he has become a hardcore critic of the whole “progressive movement” and has consistently criticized classic progressiveness as a mental disease.
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However, he has contradictory opinions on his ideology. While he thrashes progressiveness, he also identifies himself as a liberal. He reasons that his support for LGBT marriage and his liberal views on abortion, gun control, and criminal justice reforms make him call himself a liberal.

Dave Rubin has also appeared at events by the conservative student organization named ‘Turning Point USA’ many times.

He has often been criticized for bringing far-right figures such as Lauren Southern and Tommy Robinson on his show, thus giving them a platform to showcase their points of view.
When asked about his views on President Donald Trump, Dave stated that he could not find any major Trump policy that deserved criticism. However, he criticized Trump slightly for his executive orders. He was also asked about his issues with right-wing politics. To this, he stated that though he disliked their hardcore views about religion, he had no other issues with the rightists.
In 2018, it was reported that ‘The Rubin Report’ was an integral part of the right-wing channels that had popped up in the last few years, propagating the right-wing ideology. He is criticized for not openly expressing his right-wing beliefs but giving silent nods to extreme right-wingers. In one such incident, he was interviewing Stefan Molyneux, who claimed that several races have a superior IQ, compared to others. Surprisingly, this racist statement was not counter-questioned by Dave.
In 2020, he published his first book, ‘Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in the Age of Unreason.’
Personal Life
Dave Rubin now publicly identifies as gay, after “coming out” in 2006. He once mentioned that his act of revealing his sexual orientation was a defining moment in his life.
He had earlier described himself as an atheist. However, as he began leaning more toward right-wing politics, he stopped being an atheist.
In 2014, he announced his engagement to his long-term boyfriend, executive producer David Janet. They got married in 2015.

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