Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National LampoonAbout the Film
The National Lampoon, spun off of Harvard University’s legendary humor magazine, The Harvard Lampoon, in 1970, brought a distinctive blend of satire and dark humor to America’s newsstands at the pivotal moment when the counterculture invaded the mainstream. Brash, provocative, and whip-smart, the magazine skewered political, racial, and sexual taboos and attracted a devoted following, allowing it to expand to other media and making its name synonymous with American comedy. Director Douglas Tirola skillfully combines interviews, still impactful magazine artwork, and rare audio and video footage of collaborating talents, such as future Saturday Night Live stars Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and Bill Murray, to create a rollicking profile of the influential magazine and its offshoots.
Douglas Tirola in attendance