Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss

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Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-six 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.

Reiss co-created the animated series “The Critic” and created Showtime’s hit cartoon “QueerDuck” (about a gay duck).  “Queer Duck” was named one of “The 100 Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by the BBC.

Mike Reiss has been a contributing writer to more than two dozen animated films — including five Ice Ages, two Despicable Mes, The Lorax, RioKung Fun Panda 3, and The Simpsons Movie – with a worldwide gross of $8 billion.

Reiss’ first play, I’m Connecticut, set box-office records for Connecticut Repertory Theater.  The Hartford Courant called it “sweet and hysterically funny” and named it one of the year’s Ten Best Plays.  Broadway World Connecticut voted it Best Play of 2012.

He is also an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer and the author of eighteen children’s books.  Like most children’s book authors, he has no children.