Spencer Griffin is a Development Executive and an Executive Producer of “Adam Ruins Everything” (TruTV), “Hot Date” (Pop), “The Middle of the Night Show” (MTV), and “Comedy Music Hall of Fame” (IFC). In digital, Spencer executive produced “CollegeHumor” (YouTube), “I Want My Phone Back” (Facebook Watch), “Bad Internet” and “Rhett and Link's Buddy System” (YouTube Red), “Fatal Decision” (go90), and “The Britishes” (Audience).
He is currently the Head of TV Development for Just for Laughs.
Most recently, Spencer was the Head of Live Action Development and Production, a division he created, for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (“Robot Chicken”). During his tenure, Spencer developed and sold projects to HBO, Starz, Hulu, E!, Sony Pictures Animation, MTV Studios, Eko, and Snap.
As Senior Vice President and Executive Producer for Big Breakfast and CollegeHumor, Spencer helped grow the company from a digital brand (earning over 20 million social followers and 20 Webby Awards) into a full-scale television development and production company. He was personally recognized with a Webby and Telly Award for his co-direction and production of a rap video starring a rapping First Lady Michelle Obama.
Griffin has also produced for Jason Bateman and Will Arnett’s comedy enterprise, DumbDumb.
His production of the one-man play, Catalpa, received a five-star rating at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Performance.
A graduate of The University of Iowa, Spencer founded a performance space/art gallery, Public Space ONE, which is still open, 16 years later. His original play "Shoes: the Musical" was selected for publication in The University of Iowa's Best Plays Anthology.
Spencer has been a speaker at SXSW, Just For Laughs, ATX, Future of Television Conference, Social Media Week, and more.
Spencer is a member of the Producer's Guild of America, a Clippers season ticket holder, a certified ESL instructor, and an Upright Citizen's Brigade graduate. He's also a minister in the Universal Life Church and is a two-time godfather. Spencer lives in Hollywood with his partner Lauran and their dog Thelonius.