Annual Dinner, June 6:

From Harvard to Hollywood.  what a joke!

Mike Reiss, AB '81 Recounts His Comedic Pathway from Harvard to Homer Simpson

When Mike Reiss was asked to write for a new animated sitcom called The Simpsons in 1989, he figured it would be a good summer job and that it wouldn't hurt his career...because no one would ever watch it!  30 years later, The Simpsons is the longest running scripted show in television history and Mike has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award for his comedy writing.  He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called "the greatest season of the greatest show in history."

A native of Bristol, CT, Mike will take us behind the scenes of Hollywood comedy; writing for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Gary Shandling and Pope Francis.  No kidding!

Mike's 2018 book, Springfield Confidential, about his 30 years with The Simpsons, has been a hit with Simpsons fans, but you don't have to know the name of Homer's father (Abe) to enjoy it.  If you want to laugh, pick up a copy (read the review).  And make sure you bring it to the dinner to be signed by the author.

A Special Harvard Evening

Join Harvard friends from across southern Connecticut for the Harvard Club's Annual Dinner, our culminating event of the year.  Taking place at the Ruutz-Rees Commons on the beautiful campus of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, the Annual Dinner brings together Harvard's past, present and future:

  • Alumni and guests from all schools and all years.
  • Current students - recipients of the club's Summer Community Service Fellowships
  • Newly admitted members of Harvard's Class of 2023!


When:  Thursday, June 6  5:45pm - Cocktails; 6:45pm Dinner

Where:  Ruutz-Rees Commons, Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford

Tickets:  $55 pp

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If you want to pay by check, please email Christine Ferrucci at

Please purchase your tickets early.  Seating is limited and the evening will sell out.



5:45PM - 9:00PM Thu 6 Jun 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Choate Rosemary Hall / Ruutz-Rees Commons
100 Rosemary Lane
Wallingford, CT

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Look Who's Coming:

Nehal Khokhar
Peter Erodici
  Harvard Club of So. CT
Joseph Cappelleri
Ruth Torres
june decker
Robert Decker
Carol Riordan
Connor Riordan
Christine Dokko
Peter Gibbon
Carol Gibbon
Elaine Chapman
Jennifer Tate
Donna Consolini
  Dartmouth College
Alexandra Mack
Kurt Zeppetello
Donald Beebe
Daniel Beebe
Nancy O'Neil
Hyung Chun
Christine Won
Robert Mazzone
Kim Kiner Mazzone
Joseph Scanio
Zev Nicolai-Scanio
Lena Nicolai
Eugene Osagie
Osahanor Osagie
Deborah Pan
Willi Stahura
Cindy Schoenfeld
Mark Schoenfeld
Jennifer Zonis
Henry Auer
Russell Baris
Mark Goumas
Brian McGrath
Mary Wadley
Rick Vitale
Rocco Mancini
Tina Mancini
Sam (Shiv) Sharma
  Global Study Treks /The Northwood Program
Liljana Kaci
Brinda Emu
  Yale University
... a total of 45 guests.
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