Late last Spring, I was contacted by Shary Flenniken, creator of the popular and long-running Funny Pages strip “Trots and Bonnie.” Ms. Flenniken contributed to the National Lampoon as a freelancer through most of its history (though she joined the staff for several years in the around 1980 as an editor). She is alive and well, and has been
“Hi. I’m Jill St. John. And I am so thrilled to be a guest hostess of this, the very first National Lampoon Radio Hour, I can hardly talk.” Those words—read by Michael O’Donoghue, sounding exactly like Michael O’Donoghue and nothing like Jill St. John—began the 59-week run of one of the funniest and most provocative radio
Still working on it… Stay tuned for this new feature of Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a project is under way to put National Lampoon on the Web. No details yet, but the URL reportedly will be “www.nationallampoon.com”.
I recently got confirmation of something that I had been hearing rumors about over the last few months: National Lampoon magazine has ceased publication. The November 1998 (Failure) issue was the final new issue published by J2 Communications, the current owners all things National Lampoon. According to documents filed with the SEC last October, J2 Communications has renegotiated its
Please be patient! It’s turned out to be a bigger job than I anticipated. Stay tuned for this new feature of Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site.
Over the last couple years of running this site, I have fielded many queries from readers looking for obscure (and sometimes not-so-obscure) information concerning National Lampoon and related topics. Questions have ranged from “Whatever happened to Danielle, the Foto Funnies girl?” to “Is National Lampoon still being published?” I decided it didn’t make sense to keep these queries private
Diligent National Lampoon Radio Hour fanatic Dave Meredith has just sent me a complete listing of the contents of all but two of the broadcast shows. Stay tuned for this new feature of Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site.
Though it does fall outside the 1970-75 period this site concerns itself with, I’m going to answer once and (I hope) for all the question that seems to be on the minds of a high number of NatLamp fans: No, I do not know where to find copies of the 1977 NatLamp album “That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick!” and
Sharp-eyed visitors will notice a subtle, but fundamental change to the look of Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site. As of November 5, there are no longer any National Lampoon graphics anywhere on the site. This change was made at the request of J2 Communications, current owner of the NatLampCo empire, such as it is. I haven’t seen it,