Ellin Stein

Works

Thatís Not Funny, Thatís Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream
Based on original, previously unseen interviews with major players and eyewitnesses, Thatís Not Funny, Thatís Sick recounts the 70s heyday of satire magazine the National Lampoon and its offshoots in film, theater, and radio, as well as Saturday Night Live, to explore how it became the crucible of modern American comedy while examining how the 60s turned into the 80s.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
How satire magazine the National Lampoon became the crucible of modern American comedy.

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