Writer for The Simpsons
Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty eight years writing for The Simpsons. He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. Read More >
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On His Jewish Childhood
Mike Reiss shares secrets, stories and scandals from his thirty years writing for The Simpsons. This hilarious presentation is richly illustrated with rare cartoon clips.
Mike Reiss discusses the Jewish themes, writers, and actors that have been a part of The Simpsons. This program has been a hit at Hillels, Jewish film festivals, and JCC's across America.
In this talk aimed at business audiences, comedy writer Mike Reiss shares secrets that have made The Simpsons America's longest-running series and a hit in seventy-two countries. He includes four rules the show follows that any business could profit from.
Emmy-winning Simpsons writer Mike Reiss is a childless man who's published twenty children's books. (He's also a Jewish guy who wrote seven Christmas books!). He shares stories proving that the world of kiddie lit is crazier and sleazier than anything he encountered in show business: from ghost-writing a children's book for a superstar to having an innocent picture book banned by the state of Texas.
“The good is always rare. A truly great comic is rare. Mike Reiss, by definition, is a rarity.”
“Mike Reiss is a great example of somebody who writes for a living and does it so well in so many different ways. And, of course, he helped write this thing called The Simpsons.”
“Mike Reiss always brings his own unique, quirky, eccentric genius with him.”