A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon the spawning ground for Hollywood s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists revealing the hidden gems from their 140 year history.Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood s best and most revered comedy writers Lampoon alumni can be found behind the scenes of sitcoms and laA collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon the spawning ground for Hollywood s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists revealing the hidden gems from their 140 year history.Since its inception in 1876, The Harvard Lampoon has become a farm system for Hollywood s best and most revered comedy writers Lampoon alumni can be found behind the scenes of sitcoms and late night shows, including Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, The Office, 30 Rock, The Mindy Project, and many others One for the Money is the first anthology of The Lampoon s extensive archives, featuring luminaries who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and satirical advertisements from over the years Contributors include B.J Novak, Henry Beard, Andy Borowitz, George Plimpton, Conan O Brien, John Updike, Patricia Marx, and many others, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Simon Rich.
The Best of the Harvard Lampoon Years of American Humor A collection of the best of The Harvard Lampoon the spawning ground for Hollywood s elite comedy writers and New Yorker humorists revealing the hidden gems from their year history Since its incept
This was the best of the Harvard Lampoon I had to keep checking the cover to make sure I hadn t misread the title because it is collection of mostly banal writing, guaranteed not to bring a smile.
For a book that is supposed to be funny, it failed it s purpose I didn t laugh out loud once I m not even sure I ever smiled The only fun thing about the book was recognizing the names of some of the contributors.
My God How could so many smart and talented people be so consistently unfunny A big disappointment.Al Jean and Mike Reiss s piece on magicians was easily the best thing here.
Full disclosure, I didn t know much about the Harvard Lampoon before I started this book I was primarily drawn to it because of the lengthy list of contributors.We start off in the late 1800s early 1900s, which is significantly earlier than I would have expected this journey to start I personally really enjoyed Worst Aid to the Injured and How I Was Taken at the Cleaners I very much appreciated seeing humor that I wouldn t have otherwise associated with this time period.Now, because this is a co [...]
Love all the Harvard Lampoon books Their 1876 1973 Centennial is the funniest book ever
Note I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.