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The National Lampoon and US Satire in the 70s

Ellen Stein

When: Fri 30 May 2014, 18.30-20.30

Where: Conference Centre, British Library

Price: £5, (£4 Over 60s) and £3

Book now for 30 May 2014

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