Robert LeDonne

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a writer who has contributed material to some of the most prominent television shows and publications in media, from Rolling Stone to Saturday Night Live. On the print side, I've written for a variety of publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Guardian, Billboard, Playboy, Maxim, The New York Observer, Vice, Nylon Guys, Nylon, SURFER Magazine, Paste Magazine, Bullett, and Salon, among many others, and have conducted countless interviews with some of the most successful people in music, film, television, and extreme sports. Since 2011, I've been a contributing joke writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Beginning in August 2013, I contributed monologue jokes for the historic final seven months of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In the fall of 2012, I was hired to write for the Onion News Network. My first writing gig was contributing monologue jokes for the debut season of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009.


Producer (television)
5 Years
10 Years


10 Years
10 Years
20 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Newspaper - National
5 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Guardian (10+), Billboard (6-10), Rolling Stone (6-10), Playboy (3-5), New York Times (3-5), Vice Media (1-2), Maxim (1-2), New York Observer (10+), Nylon (3-5), American Songwriter (3-5)

Other Work History



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