Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Screening: Tuesday, May 5, 7pm


Directed by Douglas Tirola

Running Time: 98 minutes

Director Douglas Tirola will attend the Q&A!

Synopsis: Featuring rare and never-before-seen-footage, this is the mind-boggling story of The National Lampoon from its subversive and electrifying beginnings to its rebirth as an unlikely Hollywood heavyweight, and beyond. A humor empire like no other, the impact of the magazine’s irreverent, often shocking sensibility was nothing short of seismic as the institution’s (drunk, stoned, brilliant) alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture. Both insanely great and breathtakingly innovative, The National Lampoon set the foundation of modern comic sensibility while setting the bar impossibly high.

What the Critics Are Saying:

“A generous and briskly entertaining look at the American humor magazine’s legacy.”

-Ben Kenigsberg, Variety

“Whether you’re familiar with the Lampoon magazine or just a fan of comedy in general, this is a thoroughly enlightening and entertaining homework assignment.”

-Eric D. Snider, GeekNation

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