As host of Going Deep with David Rees, David is taking to the airwaves to teach viewers how to master other often-overlooked skills. It is the how-to show that teaches you how to do the things you think you already know how to do. In each episode, viewers will journey alongside David as he dons his black apron to deconstruct a familiar process — navigating the whys, hows and what-ifs everyday experiences. Along the way, he will meet experts who reveal the task’s surprising history and de-familiarize it until you realize you actually know nothing about it.
David Rees is a comedian, writer and entrepreneur. Variety once called him a “phenomenal cult hero,” which sounds about right. He’s the creator of “Get Your War On,” a popular satirical cartoon about the War on Terror that was published in Rolling Stone, collected into three books, and adapted as a play that toured internationally. In 2010, David launched his artisanal pencil-sharpening business — since then he has sharpened more than 2,000 pencils for customers around the world. His book “How to Sharpen Pencils” was published to great critical acclaim and confusion in 2012. As a comedian, David has performed with Louis CK, Todd Barry, Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman, among others. In his spare time, David makes mash-ups and works on his struggling DJ career.