This week in Masters in Business, we sit down with Harry Shearer of The Simpsons, Spinal Tap and SNL.
Perhaps best known for the many characters he gives life to on The Simpsons for the past 26 years (Principal Skinner, Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny Leonard, Otto Mann, Rainier Wolfcastle, Dr. Marvin Monroe and many others), Shearer discusses the economics of voice actors on “an outrageously successful show.”
Shearer, a resident of New Orleans, made a documentary about Katrina called “The Big Uneasy,” where he makes a persuasive case that Katrina was an “Unnatural Disaster.” Appropriately, our conversation took place on Katrina’s 10th anniversary. He also hosts the radio program Le Show, which covers topical issues and politics.
Next week, we speak with Jason Zweig, author of the Devil’s Financial Dictionary.
Harry Shearer, the Comedian and the Voice