New PDF release: A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National

By Josh Karp

The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this e-book bargains the 1st whole heritage of the immensely well known journal and its exceptional and kooky characters. With magnificent tales of the comedy scene in long island urban within the Seventies and National Lampoon’s position on the heart of it, this chronicle stocks how the journal spawned a well-liked radio convey and long-running theatrical productions that helped release the careers of John Belushi, invoice Murray, Chevy Chase, and Gilda Radner and went directly to encourage Saturday evening Live. More than one hundred thirty interviews have been performed with humans hooked up to Kenney and the journal, together with Chevy Chase, John Hughes, P. J. O’Rourke, Tony Hendra, Sean Kelly, Chris Miller, and Bruce McCall. those interviews and behind-the-scenes tales in regards to the making of either Animal House and Caddyshack support to catch the nostalgia, humor, and pop culture that National Lampoon inspires.

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