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Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his 30 years writing for The Simpsons. He ran the show in season four, which Entertainment Weekly called "the greatest season of the greatest show in history."
Reiss is the author of the best-selling Simpsons memoir, Springfield Confidential, as well as 19 children's books. He is also an award-winning playwright and mystery writer.
Reiss has written jokes for such comedy legends as Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling . . . and Pope Francis. Really! In 2016 the Pope declared Reiss a “Missionary of Joy."