DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon

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New York Premiere

USA | 95 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

Comedy, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)
Years before Saturday Night Live exploded into American culture in the mid-70s, Harvard graduates Henry Beard, Doug Kenney, and Robert Hoffman launched National Lampoon, America’s first national humor magazine. No topic was off limits for this brilliant publication that mocked and re-imagined the world in a truly surreal way. What started as a fringe counterculture magazine grew into a media conglomerate including albums, theater productions, television programs, books, radio shows, and blockbuster films like Animal House and Vacation.

This wonderfully funny and nostalgic documentary follows the rise and fall of this revered comic institution. Director Douglas Tirola braids both classic and never-before-seen archival footage with the magazine's stunning art and interviews with comedy greats. Featuring John Goodman, Chevy Chase, Kevin Bacon, Beverly D’Angelo, Christopher Guest, and Tim Matheson, with archival footage of Bill Murray, Gilda Radner and John Belushi, the documentary showcases the cultural significance of Lampoon and its keen ability to capture the comic zeitgeist during the '70s and '80s. DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD is a must see if you are a comedy aficionado.

—Dan Hunt

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Douglas Tirola

Douglas Tirola’s first job was a production assistant on When Harry Met Sally. His directorial debut was An Omar Broadway Film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Tirola's producing credits include the critically acclaimed Actress. His most recent film was Hey Bartender.
Director
Douglas Tirola
Screenwriter
Mark Monroe, Douglas Tirola
Producer
Susan Bedusa, Douglas Tirola
Editor
Joseph Krings, G. Jesse Martinez
Cinematographer
Sean Price-Williams
Executive Producer
Molly Thompson, John Battsek
Composer
Bryce Jacobs
Co-Producer
Danielle Rosen
Cast
Chevy Chase, Judd Apatow, Henry Beard, Tony Hendra, PJ O'Rourke, John Landis

CONTACTS

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Susan Bedusa
4th Row Films
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 974 0082
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