Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

The Story of the National Lampoon

Downloadable Video - 2015
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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead takes a look at the history of Harvard's National Lampoon magazine and how it redefined what made a generation laugh by combining intellectual humor with dark satire and sex. The magazine rose to become the top American comedy publication, spawning a radio broadcast, albums, live performances and films. Every one of the Lampoon writers became celebrities themselves. With revealing interviews the film gives insight into the influence the magazine had on both their careers and the US as a whole.
Publisher: [United States] : Video Services Corp : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 83 min.)) : sd., col


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PimaLib_WilliamB Feb 26, 2018

If you enjoyed this, I recommend finding the Will Forte movie "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" (based on the book) which tells the story of the unknown genius behind Animal House and Caddyshack, paving the way for Saturday Night Live and modern comedy- Doug Kenney. Many well known actors perform as many of the stars you recognize including Bill Murray and Chevy Chase.

Apr 24, 2017

Never did National Lampoon. I was born in 1964 - Mad Magazine pulled the comical horses for this kid. This film was vey informative....and funny. Even SCTV's Joe Flaherty is spotted in the studio breaking comedic ground. The good ol' days......

Oct 11, 2016

When I was an awkward adolescent there were a few things that shaped my (unfortunate) sense of humour: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, and most importantly, National Lampoon Magazine. This entertaining documentary examines the meteoric rise and sad fall of the best English language satirical magazine to ever grace a newsstand not to mention launching a dozen careers from Chevy Chase to Bill Murray. Resolutely non-PC and sure to offend. Oh how I wish I had saved my stack of back issues.

Aug 20, 2016

An unfortunate testament to just how far one can get selling juvenile comedy and raunch. Heavy Metal magazine was developed by Mogel too at the same time and was in every way superior, imaginatively, artistically, and intellectually. Lampoon was, by comparison, gutter trash. Hard to believe the the two magazines sprouted from the same publisher.

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