Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

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Documentary on the National Lampoon - its rise from counterculture rag to a comic institution in the 1970s. Interviewees include Judd Apatow, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray.

"Bound by a passion for the absurd and a mistrust of authority, Lampoon's irreverence spanked nearly every available social taboo from weak-kneed politics to heated racial tensions. This unique cocktail of high satire and gallows humor exploded onto America's cultural consciousness attracting visionary talents such as Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Chevy Chase, whose comedic force helped expand the magazine's spirit to stage and film." (Sundance Film Festival)

SBS (Australia)


A reminder that the NL's reach, scope and legacy is rich and varied; indeed it might be thought of the putrid petri dish where an entire generation of North American comics were cultured.

Variety (USA)


A generous and briskly entertaining look at the American humor magazine's legacy.

Hollywood Reporter


A lively, very entertaining look at the Lampoon's unlikely empire.