To celebrate the publication of DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Writers and Artists Who made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, LIVE from the NYPL reunites many of the editors and artists who were the core of The National Lampoon's staff in the 1970's for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of reminiscence and laughter. Listen in as they, and their special guests tell hilarious, and outrageous behind-the-scenes stories about the formative days of America's greatest humor magazine!
RICK MEYEROWITZ, HILTON ALS, JOHN WEIDMAN, SEAN KELLY, BRIAN MCCONNACHIE, CHRISTOPHER CERF, FRED GRAVER, TONY HENDRA, MICHEL CHOQUETTE, LARRY "RATSO" SLOMAN, JOE RANDAZZO, PETER REIGERT and others!
Featuring music by ALICE PLAYTEN, PAUL JACOBS, SARAH JACOBS and CHRISTOPHER CERF.
Paul Holdengräber is the Director of LIVE from the NYPL.
Rick Meyerowitz is an American artist. He started drawing during his childhood and attended art school at Boston University.
Meyerowitz was a frequent contributor to National Lampoon magazine; his notable artwork for it included the 'Mona Gorilla' (the Mona Lisa as a gorilla) and the widely recognized poster for the movie Animal House. His book about National Lampoon artists and writers, called Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, was published by Abrams in the fall of 2010.
Genre of dramatic literature that deals with the light and amusing or with the serious and profound in a light, familiar, or satirical manner. Comedy can be traced to revels associated with worship in Greece in the 5th century BC. Aristophanes, Menander, Terence, and Plautus produced comedies in classical literature. It reappeared in the late Middle Ages, when the term was used to mean simply a story with a happy ending (e.g., Dante's Divine Comedy), the same meaning it has in novels of the last three centuries (e.g., the fiction of Jane Austen). Comparetragedy.
Tony Hendra is a gnocchi swelling daily since the seventies. He was always the "after" bit of a Hogarth illustration but now he's skin tag hanging off six deadly sins, which, had they steered clear of Tony, would be seven still.