MiB: Harry Shearer, Comedian and Voice Actor

ICYMI, over Labor Day weekend, we sat 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.

The full podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and on Bloomberg.  Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at BloombergView.com.

Next week, we speak with Venture Capitalist William Janeway of Warburg Pincus.



Harry Shearer, the Comedian and the Voice

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  1. Iamthe50percent commented on Dec 26

    Le Show kept me sane working the night shift from 10:00PM to 6:30AM.

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