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By Josh Karp

The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this booklet deals the 1st whole background of the immensely well known journal and its remarkable and kooky characters. With really good tales of the comedy scene in long island urban within the Nineteen Seventies and National Lampoon’s position on the middle of it, this chronicle stocks how the journal spawned a well-liked radio express 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 Live. More 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 House and Caddyshack support to trap the nostalgia, humor, and pop culture that National Lampoon inspires.

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