Matt Groening

Matt Groening has left an indelible mark on society. His creation, "The Simpsons," is now the longest-running comedy in television history. Voted the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, the series has left a path of catchphrases (Homer's "D'oh!" and Bart's "Eat my shorts") and societal commentary. It has also given birth to a theme park ride and United States postage stamps, the latter of which were personally designed by Groening.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Groening moved to Los Angeles in the early 80s and started his weekly comic strip, "Life in Hell," which continues to this day in syndication and book sales. He has won multiple Emmy® Awards, the prestigious Peabody® Award, Annie Awards and the Rueben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the highest honor presented by the National Cartoonist Society.

‘Futurama’ Returns to Comedy Central June 23rd

Drunken robots! Lobster people! A very old man! Watch in terror if you dare as Matt Groening and David X. Cohen 's brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, " Futurama," returns with 13 all-new half-hour episodes beginning on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Cetral.

The all-comedy channel is kicking off the "Futurama" season in style with two new episodes airing back-to-back. Then, beginning on Thursday, June 30, Comedy Central's animated series, "Ugly Americans," premieres its second season at 10:30 p.m., making Thursday nights a one-hour "Thurs-Dimension" animation block.

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