A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National by Josh Karp

By Josh Karp

The last word biography of nationwide Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this e-book bargains the 1st entire heritage of the immensely well known journal and its excellent and kooky characters. With extraordinary tales of the comedy scene in manhattan urban within the Nineteen Seventies and nationwide Lampoon’s position on the middle of it, this chronicle stocks how the journal spawned a favored 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 reside. greater than one hundred thirty interviews have been performed with humans attached 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 concerning the making of either Animal condo and Caddyshack aid to trap the nostalgia, humor, and pop culture that nationwide Lampoon conjures up.

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