Adam Ruben
PINBALL WIZARDS: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball (Chicago Review Press, 2017)
SURVIVING YOUR STUPID, STUPID DECISION TO GO TO GRAD SCHOOL (Broadway, 2010)

Adam Ruben is a stand-up comedian who has written for National Lampoon and has appeared as a recurring guest expert on Food Detectives with Ted Allen on the Food Network. He performs year-round and has opened for Dane Cooks Tourgasm, as well as dozens of other comedians. He took second place in the Pittsburgh Funny Bone’s World Series of Comedy, second place in the Jewish Week‘s Funniest Jewish Comic Contest, and first place at the D.C. Improv’s 4th Open Mic Competition. Adam is a graduate of Princeton and holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University where he also teaches a class on stand-up comedy. He is currently working on a malaria vaccine with a biotech company called Sanaria. (No kidding.)