Larry Doyle (writer)

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Larry Doyle
Born (1958-11-13) November 13, 1958 (age 55)
Camden, New Jersey
Occupation writer, columnist, humorist, screenwriter
Nationality American
Period 1989–
Genre Humor, fiction
Notable works I Love You, Beth Cooper, The Simpsons

www.larrydoyle.com

Larry Doyle (born November 13, 1958 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American novelist, television writer and producer.

Personal life[edit]

Doyle grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 1976. He attended the University of Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 1980, and his Master of Science in journalism in 1982. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and children.[1]

Career[edit]

Doyle got his start in 1989–1991 as an editor at Chicago-based First Comics.[2] He regularly worked on Beavis and Butt-head and as a writer and producer on The Simpsons for seasons nine through twelve (1997–2001) under the direction of executive producer Mike Scully. He also wrote the films Duplex and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. He also produced some Looney Tunes shorts that were completed in 2003. However, Warner Bros. decided not to release the shorts theatrically.

He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and has also had columns in Esquire magazine, New York Magazine, and the New York Observer.

His first novel, I Love You, Beth Cooper, was published in May 2007.[3] The setting is graduation night at Buffalo Grove High School, Doyle's alma mater. This novel won the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The film based on the novel was released in 2009, earning $5 million in its first weekend. Also in 2009, the book I Love You, Beth Cooper was re-released as an extended movie tie-in edition. His second novel Go Mutants!, published in 2010, had film rights acquired by Imagine Entertainment/Universal Studios the same year, with the screenplay written by Doyle.[4] Deliriously Happy (and Other Bad Thoughts), a collection of humor pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere, was published in 2011.

Select bibliography[edit]

Novels and Collected Fiction[edit]

Media tie-ins[edit]

Short story[edit]

  • "Easy Come, Easy Go" (The Charger, April 26, 1974)

Comics[edit]

Magazines[edit]

The New Yorker appearances[edit]

Larry Doyle has written the following articles for The New Yorker:

  • "Life Without Leann" (January 15, 1990)
  • "t.V." (April 2, 1990)
  • "You Won't Have Nixon to Kick Around Anymore, Dirtbag" (December 20, 1993)
  • "Adventures in Experimentation" (March 28, 1994)
  • "Stop Me If You've Heard This One" (March 29, 1999)
  • "Me v. Big Mike" (June 14, 1999)
  • "I Killed Them in New Haven" (December 15, 2003)
  • "Disengagements" (March 28, 2005)
  • "May We Tell You Our Specials This Evening?" (October 3, 2005)
  • "Let's Talk About My New Movie" (January 23, 2006)
  • "How Fred Flintstone Got Home, Got Wild, and Got a Stone Age Life" (May 15, 2006)
  • "I'm Afraid I Have Some Bad News" (June 19, 2006)
  • "Please Read Before Suing" (February 2, 2007)
  • "We Request the Honor of Your Presence at GwynneandDaveShareTheirJoy.com" (May 21, 2007)
  • "My Mega-Millions" (August 27, 2007)
  • "Portrait in Evil: My Story" (September 17, 2007)
  • "Why We Strike" (November 19, 2007)
  • "Bad Dog" (May 12, 2008)
  • "Is There a Problem Here?" (December 15, 2008)
  • "Fun Times!" (April 20, 2009)
  • "Hot Wings: Notes on My New Best Seller" (June 7, 2010)
  • "Sleeper Camp" (August 9, 2010)
  • "Fun Summer" Online only (May 31, 2012)
  • "Reboot Me" (July 23, 2012)

Esquire appearances[edit]

Larry Doyle has written the following articles for Esquire magazine:

  • "The Talk: What Does a Father Owe a Son" (May 1988)
  • "Esky" columnist (1997–1999)
  • "My Heart, My Rules" (February 1998)
  • "Naughty, Awful Boys" (June 1998)
  • "The Weiner" (June 1999)
  • "Freezer Madness" (October 1999)
  • "The Babyproofer" (January 2000)
  • "Me's a Crowd" (September 2000)
  • "Things You Need to Know About Me" (October 2006)

Film writing credits[edit]

Television writing credits[edit]

The Simpsons episodes[edit]

Larry Doyle has written the following The Simpsons episodes:

Beavis and Butt-Head episodes[edit]

Larry Doyle has written the following Beavis and Butt-Head episodes:

  • "Choke"
  • "Nosebleed"
  • "Bad Dog"
  • "Butt Flambé"
  • "Stewart is Missing"
  • "A Very Special Episode"
  • "Final Judgement of Beavis"
  • "Liar! Liar!"
  • "Safe Driving"
  • "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America" (Consultant)

Daria[edit]

Larry Doyle has written the following Daria episode:

  • "Too Cute"

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Topic Galleries - baltimoresun.com
  2. ^ "First," The Comics Journal #124 (August 1988), p. 19: Concerns editor Larry Doyle at First Comics.
  3. ^ http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061236179
  4. ^ Variety article about Go Mutants!

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