Today Ken welcomes longtime Simpsons writer and author of the new book “Springfield Confidential” Mike Reiss to the show.
Ken and Mike discuss working one day a week, growing up in CT, Harvard Lampoon, Charles in Charge, Head of the Class, Sledge Hammer, Not Necessarily The News, It’s Gary Shandling Show, The Critic, The Simpsons, the nutmeg state, “Bitch McNuggets”, Airplane II, Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, Alf, clip shows, The Tracy Ulman Show, people on TV watching TV, The Royle Family vs. The Kennedys, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, gore, horror movies, Eric Idle, Treehouse of Horrors, the very long process of making a Simpsons episode, how sometimes an incorrect math equation might be a joke (to some people), movie parodies, and how you can’t go wrong trying to make yourself laugh.
About Ken Reid
I’m Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I’ve been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people’s relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.
Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.