David Rees is the “number one number 2 pencil sharpener”. He is also a humorist and cultural critic. He will serve as the magna acutor (GREAT SHARPENER) at the Inaugural Sharpening: June 4, 2022
He is the author of “How to Sharpen Pencils”, then only entry in its genre. He first became interested in pencils when he worked as a census taker in 2010 while living in Beacon, NY.
He is the host and co-creator of the 2 seasons of National Geographic’s Going Deep with David Rees.
He hosts a podcast “Election Profit Makers”, about election related prediction markets such as PredictIt.com, with Jon Kimball and Starlee Kline.
He co-created and stars in the animated television series Dicktown (FXX) with John Hodgman. The first season aired in 2020. The second premiered in 2022.