Rob LeDonne is an American comedy writer and journalist. A native of upstate New York, he kicked off his career as a 'joke faxer' for the debut season of Jimmy Fallon's Late Night in 2009. Since then, he he has penned material for a variety of television programs and specials including Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update (2011- 2015), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (his final season), the Creative Artists Emmy Awards (2014, 2015, 2016), MTV's Video Music Awards (2010), and Fox's Teen Choice Awards (2010). In addition, he's served as a consulting writer for the Onion News Network (2012), MTV Weekends (2013), the Billboard.com web series Charts Center (2015), and a series of videos for the the artist Stromae (2015). He most recently served as writer on A&E's Critics' Choice Awards (2016).
In addition, LeDonne is also a music journalist, most frequently penning features for the likes of Billboard, The Guardian and the Observer. Since 2014, LeDonne has been a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, penning sports, music and film pieces for their website. He's also written material for ESPN.com, Maxim, Vice, Nylon, Nylon Guys, Teen Vogue, MEL, and the New York Times.
He has also written comedic pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, Playboy, Billboard, Complex and Funny or Die.
Born in Brooklyn, LeDonne is a graduate of New York's New School and has also attended Hofstra University and UCLA. He has studied and performed comedy at Second City: Chicago (as part of their Comedy Studies program in 2007), as well as New York's Upright Citizens Brigade and the People's Improv Theater.
His birthday is May 7th.