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Robert Smigel

New York, New York, United States

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• Collected TV Guides as a youngster. 

• His dentist-father developed the cosmetic tooth-bonding technique.

• Studied improv at Chicago's The Players Workshop, and was a member of the Chicago comedy troupe All You Can Eat.

• First head writer for Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

• His Saturday Night Live animated segment "TV Funhouse" was made into a 2000-01 series on Comedy Central.

• Was in a legal dogfight with Pets.com in 2000 when the company sued for defamation, claiming his Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog character made unfavorable comments about the sock-puppet dog they used in commercials.

• In 2004, Warner Bros. commissioned him to do a comedic movie script featuring Jack Black as Green Lantern, but the studio instead opted for a more dramatic take.

• Has a child with autism and is very involved in autism fundraising.