06:31 PM EDT 05/20/2015
Originally posted 05/14/2015 07:30AM
Harry Shearer, long one of the cornerstones of The Simpsons cast, will no longer be a part of the show, he revealed on Twitter Thursday.
On the 40th Anniversary of Richard Nixon's Resignation, See Harry Shearer Re-Enact the Historic Moment
Originally posted 08/08/2014 03:00PM
We couldn't mark the occasion by interviewing the real Nixon (he's been dead since 1994) so we did the next best thing: Talk to actor Harry Shearer, the Simpsons and Spinal Tap alum who plays the 37th president in Nixon's the One, a comedy series based on Nixon's secretly recorded conversations in the Oval Office.
As you might expect from an actor who underwent four hours of makeup to step into Nixon's famous features, the series is the culmination of Shearer's decades-long fascination with the president.
"The comic value of Nixon was evident from a very young age," Shearer told PEOPLE. "Growing up in southern California, he was an omnipresent political force hovering over all of us."
Originally posted 03/03/2014 01:00PM
Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer's iconic This Is Spinal Tap turns 30 years old this week. The question "Which band inspired Spinal Tap?" is a complicated one, and the easiest response is probably a few. However, there have been some solid answers given over the years. Take a look.
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