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I am the Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner of the FX original comedy series "You're The Worst," which ended its acclaimed 5 season run in 2019. We were twice nominated for Critics' Choice Awards for Best Comedy as well as by the Television Critics Association. It was recently named to a bunch of year and decade end lists, including Indiewire, TV Guide, and TV Line among others. Glamour magazine hailed the show by declaring, “The Best Rom-Com of All Time Wasn’t A Movie.” I directed a large number of episodes of that show and recently directed an episode of the 2020 Netflix show, "Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters."

Here are some other quotes and links about the show:


“‘You’re the Worst’ Review: A Profound Finale Proclaims the Happy Ending is Already Here” by Ben Travers | April 3rd, 2019

“In its last act of defiance, Stephen Falk's FXX comedy destroys the rom-com myth that everything will be OK, as long as you get married.”


"‘You’re the Worst’ Heads Toward Happily Ever After. Maybe.” by Mike Hale | January 8th, 2019

“It’s the job of romantic comedies to throw obstacles in the way of lifelong happiness, and ‘You’re the Worst’ has tackled that obligation with unmatched enthusiasm.”


“How the ‘You’re the Worst’ Series Finale Put a New Spin on Happily Ever After” by Lesley Goldberg | April 3rd, 2019

“Over five seasons and 62 episodes, You're the Worst helped revive the rom-com genre, put a spotlight on PTSD and delivered what multiple critics coined the best depiction of clinical depression ever.”


“Darkly funny, poignant, and more explosive as anything that came before.”


“The best show... One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.”


“The ensemble cast is terrific and it’s a beautifully written show.”


“The best rom-com in the television game.”


“The wonderfully twisted romantic comedy you never knew you wanted.”

Currently, I am adapting the novel Spoonbenders for Showtime with Berlanti Productions and WBTV. Additionally, I am adapting a New Yorker article for Paramount Television and writing an hour-long family sci-fi drama for FX.

On the film side I wrote and am directing the novel The Rosie Project for TriStar Pictures, and am attached as a director to the novel A Working Theory of Love, which I adapted.

Previously, I served as Co-Executive Producer of Netflix's original drama series "Orange Is The New Black" and as Co-Executive Producer on Showtime's "Weeds". In 2012 I was the Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner of a half-hour single-cam comedy series for NBC called "Next Caller."

I graduated from NYU with a BFA in Acting, which I put to use mostly in plays, shorts, and independent films; you can find bits of my "work" here and there if you look hard enough. But mostly I write. I've written feature films for Sony, Fox, Dimension, Universal and television pilots for a variety of networks and streamers.

I received a Writers Guild Awards nomination for Episodic Comedy for writing an episode of Weeds called, "Object Impermanence" as well as Emmy and WGA award nominations for "Orange Is The New Black."

Additionally, I am the author of numerous plays and two novels. I used to recap reality shows for the formerly-great Television Without Pity and currently maintain a Twitter.

My comedy group Film Pigs have been making themselves and a few other people laugh for almost a decade now, formerly with stage shows, now with vlogs and podcasts.

I take photos, mostly of my dog and things I find on the street, which can be found on Instagram and Flickr, which is still up I guess.

I live in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles where I also have a little office above a restaurant. You should come by.