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<br/><br/>Looking for a perfectly cromulent way to spend a Thursday eve in <strike>Smarch</strike> January? Longtime <em>Simpsons</em> longtime scriptwriter <a href="http://thepit-nyc.com/event/simpsons-backstage-tour-mike-reiss/"><strong>Mike Reiss will drop by the Peoples Improv Theater</strong></a>. Embiggen your mind as he reveals stories from the show’s past, discusses guest stars, disses network censors, and shows rare clips from <em>The Simpsons</em>, <em>The Critic</em>, and <em>Queer Duck</em>.<br/><br/>Reiss has been around <em>The Simpsons</em> since the very beginning; he was hired to the writing staff during the 1989 inaugural season, and y’know, just went on to be co-showrunner for THE BEST. SEASONS. EVER. (Three and four, fyi.) Mr Plow? Marge vs. the Monorail? Lisa’s First Word? All Reiss productions. <em>(Jessica Warriner)</em><br/><br/><em>Thursday, January 8th, 8 p.m. // Striker Stage at <a href="http://thepit-nyc.com/">Peoples Improv Theater</a>, 123 E 24th Street, Manhattan // <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-simpsons-backstage-tour-with-mike-reiss-tickets-14054093171">Tickets $20</a><em></em></em>