ABOUT THIS EPISODE
It’s a comic path Maria’s spent years crafting. Although best known these days for her darkly comic best seller Where D’you Go Bernadette - picked up by Richard Linklater for the big screen - Maria notched up years penning gags for some of the biggest shows on the planet; from Saturday Night Live to Arrested Development and Ellen.
Cracking jokes and telling stories is the family business. Not only did her Dad, Lorenzo Semple Jr, create the 60s TV show Batman but Maria’s long term partner, the writer George Meyer is widely credited as having shaped the humour and comedic tone on The Simpsons over the years.
So, press play for what’s probably less like an interview and more a taste of what it might feel like in the writer’s room with Maria. She says she’s slowed down a bit lately, that she’s not as quick witted as she used to be, but don’t believe it for a minute.
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