Robin Epstein, Adjunct Faculty
Robin Epstein is a television writer and novelist, who began her career as a stand-up comic. She worked on sitcoms with James L. Brooks, Joan Cusack, Al Franken, and Dan Aykroyd. She was also the head writer for “Clued In,” a game show for teenage girls. Epstein was the lead writer on several video games including, “Tycoon City: New York,” “Snoops,” “Barbie Diaries High School Mystery,” and the gamification of the Fox TV show, “The O.C.”
“God Is In the Pancakes” (Dial), Epstein’s award-winning YA novel, is currently being adapted for the screen. In addition to writing the novel, H.E.A.R. (Soho Teen), and the 8 books “Groovy Girls” series for Scholastic, she co-authored several of the best-selling “Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbooks” for Chronicle. She co-wrote the nonfiction legal guidebook, “So Sue Me, Jackass!: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls That Can Come Back to Bite You at Work, at Home, and at Play” (Plume) and the novel, “Shaking Her Assets” (Berkley). A contributor to “This American Life” on NPR, Epstein has freelanced for the “New York Times,” “Quartz,” “Medium,” and other publications.
Epstein is an Assistant Arts Professor in the Department of Dramatic Writing in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and taught a sitcom writing workshop at A Arte Do Roteiro in Sao Paulo, Brazil in conjunction with APBI TV. She graduated from Princeton University and received her MFA from Columbia University.