Actor, author, director, comedian, musician, political satirist, radio personality and one of the best voices in the business (just ask The Simpsons), Harry Shearer is set to host the 18th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, slated for Monday, October 7, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles.
The TEC Awards will induct Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick into the Hall of Fame and honor Robbie Robertson with the prestigious Les Paul Award, as well as present 24 awards for outstanding technical and creative achievement.
Probably best known for his work as co-creator and co-star of the mock-rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, Shearer has extensive film and television credits, including The Truman Story, Godzilla, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Ed TV, as well as guest shots on ER, Just Shoot Me and Chicago Hope. He is also entering his 13th season on The Simpsons as the voice of three of the leading characters — Mr. Burns, Smithers and Ned Flanders.
For the past 17 years, Shearer has also hosted a weekly radio program, “Le Show,” that has been described by Vogue as “a wildly clever, iconoclastic stew of talk, music and political commentary.” Most recently, Shearer wrote, directed and produced Teddy Bears’ Picnic and is set to appear with Spinal Tap partners Michael McKean and Christopher Guest in the upcoming feature, A Mighty Wind.
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