Reubens has starred in a number of diverse film and TV roles, including 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, Reno 911, Everybody Loves Raymond and Murphy Brown which earned him an Emmy® nomination.His film credits include Mystery Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blow, Life During Wartime.
Lorne Michaels found Laraine Newman there when he was casting his brand new show, star Phil Hartman. He wasn't good at stand-up because he couldn't remember punch lines, and he wasn't good at improv. Hobbies: going to the library and cleaning my room. He appeared on the show three times, winning the date on the third try.
To compensate, he tried out a "bad comedian" character who would just laugh instead of telling jokes. An open casting call inspired Reubens to don his Pee-wee suit and head over, in character. The woman who chose him ended up getting married before they actually went out, but it didn't matter: Pee-wee was finding his audience.
(Don’t feel left out ladies, they would occasionally turn the tables and have one bachelor asking the questions to three bachelorettes).
The only questions that weren’t allowed were name, occupation, income or age.
The money helped him focus on his craft as an actor and comedian with the Groundlings improv group.