Humour, politics, and how The Simpsons predicts the future


Fri 08 Jan 2021 17:00 to 18:30


United Kingdom



In this event cohosted with the University of Cambridge’s ThinkLab, Al Jean, the Showrunner and Executive Producer of The Simpsons will discuss his unique perspective on how the long-running animated show has reflected – and at times perhaps shaped – how we think about the political world.

Emmy Award-winning producer/writer Al Jean has worked on The Simpsons since it became a series in 1989. He has a credit on over 500 episodes and been showrunner for 20 seasons.

It has been a tumultuous past few years of politics in many parts of the world. Humour and political satire are some of the ways that we often cope with upheaval and uncertainty – Al Jean will share some of his insights and experience from over three decades of being part of one of television’s most iconic television shows.

Advanced booking for this free event is recommended.

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