Emmy winning writer/producer of The Simpsons to speak at UMass Dartmouth March 30

Mike Reiss, producer and writer for The Simpsons and other popular television shows will appear at UMass Dartmouth March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.

Mike Reiss, producer and writer for The Simpsons and other popular television shows will appear at UMass Dartmouth March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. 

Culled from more than two decades of creating some of the funniest and most outrageous shows on television, Reiss’ presentation is a unique glimpse inside the cutting edge of entertainment, including rare video clips from The Simpsons and The Critic. He takes audiences inside the lives of his characters and delves into the current state of the television industry. 

Reiss has won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Simpsons, the animated series that has kept America laughing for more than a decade and earned Time magazine’s vote as “the greatest TV show of the twentieth century.” 

During his 11 seasons on the show, Reiss wrote a dozen scripts and produced over 200 episodes. His other television credits include The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Alf, Eddie Murphy’s The PJ’s, and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, where he earned an ACE award for writing and producing. 

Reiss is also the co-creator of The Critic, which has been running on Comedy Central for five years. Reiss also created The Queer Duck, the animated adventures of a gay, Jewish, duck. 

Co-sponsors for this event include: Hillel, the Student Senate, Office of the Provost, Campus Activities Board, Student Activities, and Pride Alliance. 

This program is also funded by The Soref Initiative for Emerging Campuses of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. 

Admission is free for UMD students with an ID. Tickets are $5 for the general public. For more information, call 508.999.9241. 


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