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Matt Groening

Cartoonist, Screenwriter and Producer; Known for "The Simpsons" and "Futurama"

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Matt Groening Biography

Matt Groening was born on February 15, 1954, in Portland, Oregon. He attended Evergreen State College and was the editor of the campus newspaper. He moved to LA in 1973 and sold his comic strip "Life in Hell" to LA Weekly. Producer James L. Brooks, asked Groening to create animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show and "The Simpsons" was born. The show has earned 10 Emmys and has run for 22 seasons.

Though he later borrowed some of his family's names for characters in The Simpsons, the real members of Groening's family bore little resemblance to their cartoon namesakes. His father, Homer Groening, was an English major and World War II vet who was a respected documentary filmmaker; mother Margaret Wiggum Groening never had blue hair.

Groening first invented a dysfunctional family whose names he mostly borrowed from his own parents and siblings. ("Bart," not a member of the real Groening family, is an anagram of "brat.") The Simpsons family premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. Ullman's show was soon canceled, but the Simpsons were popular enough to earn their own spin-off series, which premiered in 1989. More than 20 million viewers tuned in for the 20th anniversary episode in January 2010.

In 1997, hoping to build on the success of "The Simpsons," Groening created "Futurama," a second animated series for the Fox network. It was canceled after four years, but maintained a strong cult following among fans. In 2009, Comedy Central announced that it would relaunch the series on the cable network the following year. The revived "Futurama" picked up the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.

Still an active cartoonist, Groening formed the comic book publisher Bongo Comics Group in 1994. He collects unofficial Simpsons merchandise and has grown accustomed to his dedicated fans and their sometimes unorthodox ways of showing their devotion.

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The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis

The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis

Will and Abe's Guide to the Universe

Will and Abe's Guide to the Universe

The Huge Book of Hell

The Huge Book of Hell

Childhood Is Hell

Childhood Is Hell

School Is Hell

School Is Hell

Work Is Hell

Work Is Hell

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    Matt Groening is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Art, Creativity Speakers, Culture, Health and Wellness.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Matt Groening for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Groening for your next private or corporate function.
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Matt Groening Biography

Matt Groening was born on February 15, 1954, in Portland, Oregon. He attended Evergreen State College and was the editor of the campus newspaper. He moved to LA in 1973 and sold his comic strip "Life in Hell" to LA Weekly. Producer James L. Brooks, asked Groening to create animated shorts for The Tracey Ullman Show and "The Simpsons" was born. The show has earned 10 Emmys and has run for 22 seasons.

Though he later borrowed some of his family's names for characters in The Simpsons, the real members of Groening's family bore little resemblance to their cartoon namesakes. His father, Homer Groening, was an English major and World War II vet who was a respected documentary filmmaker; mother Margaret Wiggum Groening never had blue hair.

Groening first invented a dysfunctional family whose names he mostly borrowed from his own parents and siblings. ("Bart," not a member of the real Groening family, is an anagram of "brat.") The Simpsons family premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. Ullman's show was soon canceled, but the Simpsons were popular enough to earn their own spin-off series, which premiered in 1989. More than 20 million viewers tuned in for the 20th anniversary episode in January 2010.

In 1997, hoping to build on the success of "The Simpsons," Groening created "Futurama," a second animated series for the Fox network. It was canceled after four years, but maintained a strong cult following among fans. In 2009, Comedy Central announced that it would relaunch the series on the cable network the following year. The revived "Futurama" picked up the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.

Still an active cartoonist, Groening formed the comic book publisher Bongo Comics Group in 1994. He collects unofficial Simpsons merchandise and has grown accustomed to his dedicated fans and their sometimes unorthodox ways of showing their devotion.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Matt Groening

    Speaking fees for Matt Groening, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Matt Groening are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Matt Groening, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Matt Groening speak about?

    Matt Groening is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Art, Creativity Speakers, Culture, Health and Wellness.
  • Where does Matt Groening travel from?

    Matt Groening generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Matt Groening’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Matt Groening for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matt Groening for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Matt Groening or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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