Secrets of Simpsons Success, with Mike Reiss, '81
Hear from the Emmy-winning comedy writer and former co-showrunner of the Simpsons.
If you enjoy comedy or if you ever wondered what it takes to create the most successful animated series of all time, please join us on Thursday, February 27th to learn Secrets of Simpsons Success from Mike Reiss ’81.
Mike has been a very successful comedy writer ever since his days at Harvard. He joined the Simpsons prior to its premiere in 1989 and was co-showrunner for 2 of its most successful seasons. In addition, he has written for Johnny Carson, Garry Shandling, and the National Lampoon. He has co-written successful movies (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Horton Hears a Who) and given the Minions their names. More recently, he has written very funny plays, including I’m Connecticut (which set box office records at the Connecticut Rep) and I Hate Musicals, The Musical, which the HCFC attended in 2017.
The talk will take place over a Chinese dinner at the new Uncle 7 restaurant at Sono Collection. It is located close to I-95 exit 15 and has plenty of indoor parking. The cost is $34 for members and $44 for non-members. The event will begin at 6pm with a cash bar and conversation, with dinner and the talk beginning around 6:30.