The National Lampoon and US Satire in the 70s
When: Fri 30 May 2014, 18.30-20.30
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £5, (£4 Over 60s) and £3
Now most associated with broad comedy films, the National Lampoon was originally a sharp, often coruscating, satirical magazine that captured the political and cultural transformations of the 1970s. Ellin Stein, author of That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream, explores its huge influence on subsequent American comedy and its continuing relevance.
This event is co-sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the American Museum in Britain