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Musicians Bring the Joy (No Tears) to Star-Studded Show

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

The weather was too beautiful, so Judith Owen was depressed. The Welsh singer-songwriter was living in Southern California with her then-new husband...

Harry Shearer: 'Trump Is The O.J. Of Politics'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy

It's safe to say no American will ever seriously utter the words "President O.J. Simpson," but comedian Harry Shearer thinks the country would...

Christmas Comes Early in Star-Studded Show

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Even those who tremble at the phrase "audience participation" end up awash in the bliss of communal exhibitionism -- some even clutching one of the special prizes doled out by ringmaster Owen. Just one of the series' many gifts that keep on giving.


The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

In the words of Homer Simpson: Woo hoo! Actor Harry Shearer, who voices essential Simpsons characters like Monty Burns, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skin...

The MovieFilm Podcast: On Fury Road With Mad Max!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Brian and I are joined by Paul Shirey, editor-in-chief movie news site for an in-depth conversation about director George Miller's latest, thirty-years-in-the-making Mad Max epic.

The Remarkable Spiritual Wisdom Of Ned Flanders From 'The Simpsons'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion

Through all the mishaps, ridicule and hurricanes, the well-meaning Ned Flanders of "The Simpsons" is somehow able to preserve his connection to the di...

Iconic 'Simpsons' Voice Actor Leaves Show After 26 Seasons

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment

This is definitely not "excellent" news for "Simpsons" fans. Harry Shearer, the comic and actor who provides the voices for numerous iconic charac...

Harry Shearer Reflects On The Freedom Of Blogging In HuffPost's Early Days

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.08.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

When the Huffington Post launched in 2005, it created a distinctly unique platform for people from all walks of life to have their voices heard: the H...

Nixon Is ALL About Keeping Secrets

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.04.2014 | Comedy

It's another episode of everyone's favorite presidential recording artist, Richard Nixon. Check out the latest episode of Harry Shearer's epic port...

The Nixon You've Heard But Never Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.21.2014 | Comedy

Richard Nixon is famous for having recorded conversations in the oval office, and that led to some notoriously damning tapes of him. But what about th...

'Simpsons' Actor Calls Out Emmys For Major 'D'oh!' Moment

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

Woo-hoo! After 25 years, Harry Shearer has finally won an Emmy for his voice work on "The Simpsons." With the win, everyone in the primary voice cast ...

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

What's With Honey Poo Poo? Episode #2 | Posted 09.05.2013 | Comedy

After literally running away with the first prize at the Little Miss Glitzy Pageant, Honey’s agent books her a photo shoot with the Army Bratz cloth...

WATCH: Hilarious Video Spoofs Honey Boo Boo | Posted 09.01.2013 | Comedy

Honey Poo Poo enters the Little Miss Glitz beauty pageant. Watch out girls: Honey Poo Poo is going to do a nasty on you! ...

Can't Take A Hint: A Conversation With Harry Shearer, Plus Anaïs Mitchell, Imelda May and Tracy Newman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


David Moye

'Spinal Tap Fans' Celebrating Nov. 11 (11/11/11) As 'Nigel Tufnel Day' | David Moye | Posted 01.10.2012 | Weird News

The year 1984 gave the world popular movies like "Ghostbusters," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Beverly Hills Cop." It also introduced...

New in New Orleans: No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 10.24.2011 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new li...

Another Katrina? Not Funny

Susanna Murley | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

The destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was a man-made disaster, and we haven't done anything to stop it from happening again. This is the premise behind Harry Shearer's new movie, The Big Uneasy.

USA 3.0

Harry Shearer | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

We're three trillion dollars down, the latest reports say, in trying to -- to what? Protect ourselves? Export freedom? Make the world safe for our oil interests? It's hard to know. This America would be impossible for the Founders to recognize.

Louis C.K. & Harry Shearer Discuss Tracy Morgan

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

In case it wasn't painfully obvious, HuffPost Comedy is run by comedy nerds. We love nothing more than an in-depth philosophical conversation about co...

Eight-Track Museum Gives Slice of Music History a Place in the Sun

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

My Eight-track's pumpin' out a country song/ About a girl that's done me wrong/ My Eight-track's playing all your favorite songs/ So come on honey sin...

NPR Rejects Ad For Harry Shearer's Katrina Documentary

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns and Ned Flanders, wanted the ad to say "a documentary about why New Orleans flooded," but NPR would accept only "a doc...

Consider the Source

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lee Curtis

As parents we all need to remember that we are our children's most important source, and the greatest gift we can give them is the permission to have their own opinion backed up by good debate, and of course by asking good questions.

Harry Shearer & "The Big Uneasy" At The Silent Movie Theater

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Who: Actor, comedian, writer, director, and longtime New Orleans resident Harry Shearer. What: Shearer screens parts of his latest film, a document...

Q&A With Harry Shearer: Voice of The Simpsons Speaking Up for New Orleans

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Shearer spoke with me about his movie,The Big Uneasy, a look at how New Orleans flooded, and the anger stirred by media that came to his new hometown but overlooked the Army Corps' role in flooding it.