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Tim Long

Writer for The Simpsons and The Late Show with David Letterman - Panelist Blurb

Co-Executive Producer of The Simpsons, Tim Long has won two Emmys among eight nominations. He has been with The Simpsons since 1998; prior to that he served as head writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.

Long has written numerous Simpsons episodes, including, "Brake My Wife, Please," "Bart vs. Lisa vs. 3rd Grade," "Half-Decent Proposal," "New Kids on the Blecch," "Saddlesore Galactica," "Skinner's Sense of Snow," and the "Treehouse of Horror" segment, "Desperately Xeeking Xena." He also co-wrote "Simpsons Bible Stories" (for which he won an Annie Award for outstanding achievement in animation) and "Behind the Laughter" (for which he won an Emmy).

Born and raised in Canada, Long, 34, earned a B.A. in English from the University of Toronto in 1992 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1993. After graduation, he wrote for several New York-based publications (including GQ, Vanity Fair and The Village Voice) before joining the writing staff of Politically Correct with Bill Maher in 1994. He moved to the Letterman show the next year.

Long lives in West Hollywood, California.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum program from March 4, 2004.