Glenn Eichler

Glenn Eichler (born c. 1956) is an American comedy writer who started out as an editor for National Lampoon magazine. From there, he moved over to work as story editor for the MTV television shows Beavis and Butt-head and The Maxx. He was later responsible for co-creating and producing the television show Daria,[2] a spinoff from Beavis and Butt-Head, for MTV[3] as well as Hey Joel for VH1. He has also written for such shows as Rugrats, Married... with Children, and The Wrong Coast, a stop-action animation mini-series for the American Movie Classics cable channel. He currently writes for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS after also writing for Stephen Colbert in Comedy Central's The Colbert Report.

Glenn Eichler
Bornc. 1956
The Bronx, New York City, United States
ResidenceMontclair, New Jersey
Alma materAmerican University
OccupationAuthor, producer, magazine editor, story editor, screenwriter[1]
Years active1985present

Eichler is the author of the humor books Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues, Stuffed!, Bill and Hillary's Twelve-Step Guide to Recovery (a political satire), and Dr. Katz's Me At a Glance.

Because he was executive producer of Daria, he is sometimes claimed to be the creator of the character Daria Morgendorffer; this was actually the work of Beavis and Butt-head writer David Felton, with some input from Mike Judge.[4]

Personal life

Born in The Bronx and raised in New Rochelle, New York, Eichler produced a four-page joke newspaper as a pre-teen called the Wykagyl Wombat. He graduated from American University, where he majored in American literature and worked in an all-too-serious position writing for a trade publication before finding work at the National Lampoon. Since 2000, he and his family have been residents of Montclair, New Jersey, which he admires for arts and culture.[5]

References

  1. Zahed, Ramin (May 11, 2010). "Glenn Eichler, Co-creator of Daria". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 12, 2010.
  2. The New York Times
  3. O'Donnell, Kevin (May 11, 2010). "Kool Thing: '90s Cult Hit 'Daria' Finally Hits DVD". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  4. "Taint of Greatness Part 1" documentary in Beavis and Butt-head: The Mike Judge Collection
  5. Handler, Cindy Schweich. "Eichler writes jokes in the era of Trump", p. 1BL, The Record (Bergen County), September 9, 2019.



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