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  1. podcasts
    The New National Lampoon Radio Hour Podcast Debuts Next MonthCheck out the first promo with lead writers Cole Escola and Jo Firestone.
  2. podcasts
    The National Lampoon Radio Hour to Feature All Your Favorite Comedy BabiesCole Escola! Jo Firestone! Brett Davis! Rachel Pegram! Maeve Higgins!
  3. Doug Kenney, My Teenage PalI met Doug Kenney, the subject of Netflix’s new biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture, when I interviewed him for a New York radio station right […]
  4. ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Takes an Honest Look at ’70s Comedy HistoryDoug Kenney flamed out early. A child of the 1950s, he produced comedy in print, radio, and film from the late ‘60s through his death in 1980 […]
  5. primers
    Why You Should Care About A Futile and Stupid Gesture: A National Lampoon PrimerIt’s time for a primer for Netflix’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture, a biopic about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, based on Josh Karp’s book.
  6. David Wain Brings the History of ‘National Lampoon’ to Life with ‘A Futile […]David Wain is no stranger to disrupting an unsuspecting comedy mainstream. Before solidifying himself as a household name as the […]
  7. A Futile and Stupid Gesture Captures Doug Kenney While Respecting His MysteryIt’s not particularly illuminating, but it’s far from futile.
  8. Talking with ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Producers Peter Principato and […]It’s hard to argue that anyone could be doing better in comedy production right now – digital, TV, and film – than Peter Principato and […]
  9. Check Out the Star-Studded Trailer for David Wain’s ‘A Futile and Stupid […]At long last, the trailer for David Wain’s movie about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney has arrived. Titled A Futile and Stupid Gesture, […]
  10. David Wain’s ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Premieres on Netflix Next MonthDavid Wain’s movie about National Lampoon founder Doug Kenney has an official premiere date on Netflix. Wain announced on Twitter today that […]
  11. Looking Back at the Albums of the National Lampoon Between Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead and Netflix’s upcoming film about the early days of the National Lampoon, anyone who has, like, four […]
  12. the industry
    National Lampoon Slams Upcoming Scripted Series“Perhaps they should consider doing a fictionalized version of the Sears catalog.”
  13. A Comedy/Drama Series About the Early Days of ‘National Lampoon’ Is in the […]There’s been a documentary, there’s a feature film on the way by David Wain, and now, it might become a scripted comedy/drama too. According to […]
  14. Armen Weitzman to Play Lorne Michaels in ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’David Wain’s Netflix film about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney just revealed another cast member. Armen Weitzman (Another Period, […]
  15. ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Adds ‘30 Rock’s Lonny Ross as Ivan ReitmanNeil Casey isn’t the only new cast member of David Wain’s Netflix movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture – the project now has cast the role of […]
  16. Neil Casey to Play Brian McConnachie in Netflix’s ‘National Lampoon’ MovieThe casting news continues to pour in for David Wain’s Netflix movie about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, and today we’ve confirmed […]
  17. A Photo Guide to the Insane Cast of Netflix’s ‘National Lampoon’ MovieToday, David Wain revealed on Instagram that his Netflix film about National Lampoon magazine co-founder Doug Kenney – titled A Futile and […]
  18. Paul Scheer and Seth Green Join Neflix’s ‘National Lampoon’ MovieDavid Wain’s upcoming Netflix film about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney just cast another role, and it’s a fun one. According to The […]
  19. Jon Daly, Matt Walsh, John Gemberling, and More Join Netflix’s ‘National […]David Wain’s movie about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney continues to take shape with some great comedy people, and a few more […]
  20. the industry
    Matt Walsh Joins National Lampoon Movie As MattyRick Glassman and Jon Daly are in, too!
  21. Thomas Lennon to Play Michael O’Donoghue in David Wain’s ‘National […]David Wain’s film about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney just keeps getting more exciting. Will Forte will star as Kenney, Joel McHale […]
  22. the industry
    Joel McHale to Play Chevy Chase in Netflix FilmA Futile and Stupid Gesture is a biopic of National Lampoon co-founder Douglas Kenney. 
  23. Joel McHale to Play Chevy Chase in David Wain’s ‘National Lampoon’ MovieNow here’s a very fun bit of casting news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Wain’s in-the-works Netflix film about National Lampoon […]
  24. Surviving Bryan Cranston’s Nightmarish ‘Vacation’ Knock-Off, ‘National […] I have long been perversely fascinated by a direct-to-video atrocity known alternately as National Lampoon’s Holiday Reunion or National […]
  25. Will Forte to Play ‘National Lampoon’ Co-Founder Doug Kenney in a Film […]David Wain’s next movie sounds like a comedy nerd jackpot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wain is set to direct A Futile and Stupid […]
  26. The Three Michael O’Donoghue Books You Should Read Before You DieHis most incisive and shocking and cruel and funny stuff comes in quickly, destroys everything and leaves before anyone knows what happened.
  27. The National Lampoon Gets Lovingly Remembered in ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant […]If you were a teen in the 90s or later, you probably associate the National Lampoon brand with sophomoric movies (Pledge This! anyone?), if […]
  28. Here’s a Clip from the New National Lampoon Documentary ‘Drunk Stoned […]A brand new National Lampoon documentary hits theaters this Friday called Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon, and we […]
  29. Let’s Just Say Our Vacation Would Make a Great Chevy Chase Movie, by Evan […] Dear Friends and Family, As many of you know, Dan and I recently took the kids to Jacksonville for some R&R, and let’s just say we need […]
  30. national lampoon
    How National Lampoon Went From Making Jokes to Becoming OneThe strange decline of the once-vaunted comedy brand.
  31. trailer mix
    See the Vacation Red-Band TrailerStarring Chris Hemsworth’s massive you-know-what.
  32. Big and Glossy and Wonderful: The Birth of the ‘National Lampoon’ MagazineThe first issue of the National Lampoon appeared in April 1970 and sold fewer than half of the five hundred thousand copies printed. Some […]
  33. The Lost Projects of Michael O’DonoghueLost Roles is a weekly column taking a different comedian, actor, or writer each week and exploring all of their movie and TV projects that […]
  34. Talking to National Lampoon Co-Founder Henry Beard About Humor Writing, […]Henry Beard, one of the co-founders of The National Lampoon, is a prolific man. Over the course of forty years, Beard has written more than 35 […]
  35. The Invention of Nostalgia: Inside the National Lampoon’s ‘1964 […]Who would win in a fight between Don Draper talking about how nostalgia is a “twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone” and […]
  36. The Lost Projects of John HughesOne of the most prolific comedy filmmakers of all-time, you can’t really compare John Hughes’s dominance of big screen comedy in the 1980s to […]
  37. Talking to Matty Simmons About Producing Animal House, Publishing National […]As the founding publisher of National Lampoon magazine and the person responsible for expanding the Lampoon brand to radio, theater, and film, […]
  38. There’s Going to Be an Animal House MusicalNext up in a long line of beloved movies becoming musicals? National Lampoon’s Animal House. Yep! The Book of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw has […]
  39. National Lampoon’s Twitter Awards to Award National Lampoon with More […]Because what we all need are more awards and more things to vote on, National Lampoon has just announced its Twitter Awards. You can go over […]
  40. Checking In with…National Lampoon’s LemmingsWhatever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV…and the writers and actors of the off-Broadway musical, National […]
  41. Head Of National Lampoon Arrested For Ponzi SchemeThis is a full-blown, four-alarm legal emergency here. Apparently Timothy Durham, president of National Lampoon Inc, has been charged over a […]
  42. ‘And Ian Ziering as Testiclees’ Here’s the trailer for the new National Lampoon movie, called The Legend of Awesomest Maximus. Yep.
  43. The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw National Lampoon’s Vacation For the […]n The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]
  44. The Finally Screenings: Man, Did I Hate Animal HouseIn The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These […]