Rob LeDonne is an American comedy writer and journalist. A native of upstate New York, he kicked off his career writing jokes for the debut season of Jimmy Fallon's Late Night in 2009. Since then, he he has been contributing joke writer 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), Creative Artists Emmy Awards (2014, 2015), 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).
LeDonne has also written comedic pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, Playboy, Billboard, Complex, Rolling Stone and Funny or Die.
In addition, he's also a music journalist, penning features for the likes of The Guardian, the New York Observer and Teen Vogue. He has also written material for ESPN.com, Maxim, Vice, Nylon, and the New York Times.
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.