A former writer for, and president of the Harvard Lampoon
. Meyer is the funny man behind The Simpsons
Television show. He was originally hired by Sam Simon
, who was a fan of his samizdat
comedy publication, Army Man
, to work on the television version of Matt Groening
's creation. It quickly became his creation.
Meyer's described role on the show is a sort of Executive Producer
. His real job is to sit in a rewrite room and go over episodes of the show to make them more funny. Much of the comedic sensibility of The Simpsons
can be traced directly to the mind of George Meyer.
Mike Scully, editor-in-chief of The Simpsons
was quoted in a New Yorker article (13 March 2000)
George is the best comedy writer in Hollywood.