That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream

That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream

by Ellin Stein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393074093
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ellin Stein has contributed arts features and criticism to publications including the New York Times, The Times (of London), the Guardian, the London Telegraph, and Variety and is a former reporter for People and InStyle magazines. She currently lives in London, where she teaches screenwriting at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Table of Contents

1 Lampy's Castle 1

2 Revenge of the Liberal Arts Majors 18

3 There but for Advertisers … 37

4 Big and Glossy and Wonderful 54

5 Twenty-Four Hours a Day 72

6 The Breaking of the Table 90

7 OK, Now Jump 107

8 A Disgusting Impulse to Perform 121

9 Meanwhile, Back at the Radio Ranch… 135

10 Real Balls 152

11 Girlz 165

12 Alienation Inc. 181

13 The Audience Is Snarling 197

14 Channeling 210

15 Hey, Looka Me! 227

16 Over Their Heads 245

17 The Ceiling Opens 256

18 The Forest Is Leveled 274

19 The Rocket Falls Out 286

20 Visiting the Harem with Silks 295

21 Charlie Manson Goes to High School 312

22 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Dildo, Please 327

23 Remodeling 342

24 Spinning Off 361

25 A Memo from God 378

Epilogue 401

Acknowledgments 421

Notes 425

Index 437

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