Mark My Words: Mike Reiss: His Life’s a Joke
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July 26, 2018 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Mike Reiss, longtime writer and producer of The Simpsons, will participate in an on-stage conversation with arts journalist Frank Rizzo on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m.
Reiss is the author of the just-published Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies from a Lifetime of Writing for The Simpsons, which chronicles his nearly three decades with The Simpsons along with his other comedy-writing work.
Reiss’s career also includes creating the animated series Queer Duck, co-creating The Critic (voiced by Jon Lovitz), and writing for a host of film, TV and theater, and publishing projects. His other film credits include Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins. He also also written for National Lampoon, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, and Alf, along with Johnny Carson and Pope Francis, who named him a “missionary of joy.”
Reiss also has written more than a dozen children’s books, including Late for School, The Boy Who Looked Like Lincoln, and How Murray Saved Christmas, which has become an animated TV holiday perennial.
Reiss will sign his new book, which will be available for purchase, after the talk.
Tickets are $20, with discounts for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum and Let’s GO Arts! cardholders.
The Mark My Words series is sponsored by The Wish You Well Foundation.
Connecticut Public — WNPR is the media sponsor for the Mark My Words series.