However you know the name National Lampoon — the magazine, films, the comedians associated with them — there’s a long and storied history to the comedic institution. And a new documentary is hoping to celebrate that history later this year.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The National Lampoon Story takes a look back at the humor magazine’s beginnings, with input from writers and readers about its influence on the comedy and pop-culture landscapes. Douglas Tirola’s documentary promises never-before-seen interview footage, clippings from the magazine, and more to offer a look at the magazine’s rise and fall and the legacy it’s left.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is set for release in theaters and VOD on Sept. 25.